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December 12, 2014

Malloy Shuffles Commissioners

by Hugh McQuaid | December 12, 2014 12:00pm

Administrative Services Commissioner Donald DeFronzo will retire in January, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced in a Friday press release. Current Motor Vehicles Commissioner Melody Currey will take over DeFronzo’s department.

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Committee Approves Drone Recommendations

by Hugh McQuaid | December 12, 2014 5:30am

Shutterstock A legislative committee backed recommendations Thursday to limit how law enforcement authorities can use unmanned aerial drones for surveillance. 

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December 8, 2014

Auditors Find State Paid Benefits to Dead People

by Christine Stuart | December 8, 2014 1:20pm

CTNJ file photo An audit of the Department of Social Services covering fiscal years 2010 and 2011 found that supplemental state assistance or “cash” benefits for the aged, blind, and disabled were paid after the death of the individuals.

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November 11, 2014

OP-ED | Connecticut Legislature Should Close Loopholes to Preserve Citizens Election Program

by Cheri Quickmire | November 11, 2014 5:30am

Re: Suzanne Bates’ op-ed, “Connecticut’s Publicly Funded Campaign Finance System is a Joke”

There is one thing we agree with Suzanne Bates from the Yankee Institute about, “money gets into politics — to influence.”

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November 10, 2014

Election Highlights Flaws In Campaign Finance System

by Christine Stuart and Hugh McQuaid | November 10, 2014 1:02pm

istockphoto Good government advocates concede that the state’s clean election program may need some work after this year’s election cycle.

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October 29, 2014

Another Day, Another Million In PAC Money

by Kristi Allen | October 29, 2014 9:04pm

shutterstock Another day, another million dollars in PAC money flows into state campaign coffers. Groups supporting Republicans and Democrats spent just over $1 million dollars last week as election season entered its final days.

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5th District Notebook: Esty Defends Opposition To Death Penalty

by Matt DeRienzo | October 29, 2014 9:03am

Matt DeRienzo photo Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty offered a passionate defense of her opposition to the death penalty Tuesday night, a week before voters will decide whether to re-elect her to a second term representing Connecticut’s 5th District.

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October 28, 2014

Which Pols Took The FOI Pledge?

by Hugh McQuaid | October 28, 2014 8:51am

Courtesy of the U.S. Dept. of Justice Comptroller Kevin Lembo and petitioning gubernatorial candidate Joe Visconti were among the 10 percent of Connecticut candidates who have signed a pledge to support the Freedom of Information Act, according to an open government advocacy group.

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October 27, 2014

Ohio Group Enters Connecticut Governor’s Race With $1.17M Donation

by Christine Stuart | October 27, 2014 4:30am

istockphoto Why is an Ohio-based group, which gave $1.17 million Saturday to Grow Connecticut, a Republican affiliated Super PAC, interested in the Connecticut’s governor’s race?

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October 20, 2014

Candidates Squabble Over Tax Returns

by Christine Stuart | October 20, 2014 4:30am

CTNJ file photo Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley allowed reporters to inspect a two-page summary of his 2013 federal income tax returns Friday, but that wasn’t enough for Democratic Party Executive Director Jonathan Harris.

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