March 26, 2013
by Christine Stuart and Hugh McQuaid | March 26, 2013 5:30am
Sen. President Donald Williams and 23 other Democratic Senators were cross-endorsed in the 2012 election by both the Democratic party and a third party, but Williams proposed getting rid of the cross-endorsement system Monday because he says it causes confusion for voters.
March 25, 2013
by Hugh McQuaid | March 25, 2013 4:24pm
Tom Foley testified Monday before the legislature’s good government committee calling the laws governing conflicts of interest in state government “absurd,” saying the “foxes are guarding the hen house.” The hour-long testimony offended lawmakers in his own party.
March 15, 2013
by Hugh McQuaid | March 15, 2013 4:48pm
After about five minutes of debate Friday, the Government Administration and Elections Committee approved legislation to add Connecticut to an inter-state agreement to cast its electoral ballots for the presidential candidate that receives the most votes nationally.
February 19, 2013
by Christine Stuart | February 19, 2013 1:36pm
January 25, 2013
by Hugh McQuaid | January 25, 2013 6:30am
Former Sen. Ernie Newton’s most recent arrest has motivated Sen. Ed Meyer, D-Guilford, to propose legislation prohibiting public officials convicted of corruption from using public campaign funds
November 24, 2012
by Heath W. Fahle | November 24, 2012 10:00am
Nearly one year ago, CT News Junkie contributor Jason Paul suggested that state Democrats “lost” the decade’s redistricting process. In retrospect, Mr. Paul’s piece seems prophetic. Redistricting modestly strengthened the hand of state Republicans and helped them hold their margins in each chamber of the General Assembly.
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November 5, 2012
by Hugh McQuaid | November 5, 2012 1:27pm
Despite a devastating storm hitting little more than a week before Election Day, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill said Monday that Connecticut is ready for the election, with all of its polling places powered and voter turnout anticipated to be high.
November 2, 2012
by Christine Stuart | November 2, 2012 5:40pm
In addition to the storm and the power outages at some polling places, Registrars of Voters are also dealing with a new, web-based Centralized Voter Registration system, which is cooperating for some and not for others.
November 1, 2012
by Paul Bass | November 1, 2012 6:25pm
Republican Linda McMahon brought her Senate campaign into deep Democratic country Thursday—opening a downtown New Haven office and moving to haul city officials into state court on charges of alleged ballot problems.
October 31, 2012
by Christine Stuart | October 31, 2012 1:40pm