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January 30, 2019

OP-ED | Keeping an Eye on Regionalization, Charter Schools, and Other Education Issues

by Barth Keck | Jan 30, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Campaign Finance | Education | Election 2016 | Election 2017 | Election 2018 | Opinion | State Capitol | Danbury | Hartford | New Haven | Norwalk

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Another year, another wave of proposed laws. As a teacher, I’m always interested in how new laws might affect schools. Two specific proposals caught my eye.

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January 24, 2019

CT Delegation United on Campaign Reforms, Guns and Off-Shore Drilling

by Peter Urban | Jan 24, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Civil Liberties | Congress | DC News Junkie | Election Policy | Environment | Federal Budget | Immigration | Public Health | Public Safety | Veterans Affairs

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As they begin to put their names to legislation this Congressional session, Connecticut lawmakers are united on a handful of high-priority issues including gun control, campaign reforms and off-shore drilling.

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January 15, 2019

OP-ED | Public Service is Great, If You Can Afford It

by Susan Bigelow | Jan 15, 2019 6:15am
Posted to: Analysis | Campaign Finance | Civil Liberties | Congress | Election Policy | Opinion | State Capitol | White House

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Amidst the warm afterglow of Ned Lamont’s inauguration as Connecticut’s 89th governor came the news that the optimistic, amicable cable executive from Greenwich had spent $15 million of his own money to get himself here. His opponent, corporate executive Bob Stefanowski, also tried to buy the governorship but could only afford to pony up a measly $2 million.

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December 5, 2018

New Britain Mayor Pays $500 Fine For Sending Out ‘Promotional’ Material

by Christine Stuart | Dec 5, 2018 12:30pm
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2017 | Election Policy | New Britain

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HARTFORD, CT — New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart paid a $500 fine to the State Elections Enforcement Commission last month for sending out a “promotional” brochure with a 2017 tax bill less than three months before her re-election.

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December 3, 2018

Senate Republican Leader Fires Legal Counsel After Disclosure of Theft

by Christine Stuart | Dec 3, 2018 2:31pm
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2018 | Legal | State Capitol | West Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — Senate Republican Leader Len Fasano fired his chief legal counsel Monday for stealing money from the Senate Republican Leadership PAC.

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November 5, 2018

The Battleground Races In The General Assembly

by Jack Kramer and Christine Stuart | Nov 5, 2018 11:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Campaign Finance | Election 2018 | Local Politics

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This race for control of Connecticut’s General Assembly appears to have come down to brass knuckles as the election draws to a close on Tuesday.

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November 3, 2018

PAC Spending Stirs Up Controversy

by Christine Stuart | Nov 3, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2018 | Election Policy | Media Matters | White House | Data

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HARTFORD, CT — Some Connecticut Realtors aren’t happy that a political action committee both launched and funded by the Connecticut Association of Realtors is backing Republican gubernatorial nominee Bob Stefanowski.

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November 1, 2018

While State Offices Are Hotly Contested, Connecticut’s Congressional Races Are Ho-Hum Affairs

by Peter Urban | Nov 1, 2018 5:00am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Congress | 1st CD | 2nd CD | 3rd CD | 4th CD | 5th CD | DC News Junkie | Election 2018

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WASHINGTON — With all eyes in Connecticut on the battle for governor and control of the state Senate, there is little — if anything — to see on the federal level as Democrats are expected to easily retain control of the state’s delegation to Congress.

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October 23, 2018

In Connecticut, One Party Benefits More From Outside Spending

by Christine Stuart | Oct 23, 2018 5:00am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2018 | Media Matters | Data

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HARTFORD, CT — Republicans have scored big when it comes to outside political spending on Connecticut’s election this year. According to two watchdog groups, an estimated 80 percent of the roughly $6 million spent so far by outside super PACs is going to Republicans.

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October 5, 2018

Blumenthal Solicits Campaign Cash Over Kavanaugh

by Peter Urban | Oct 5, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | SCOTUS

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Although he’s not up for re-election next month, Senator Richard Blumenthal is seeking campaign contributions from supporters to assist other candidates as Democrats look to gain the majority in the U.S. Senate — and using the Kavanaugh confirmation to do it.

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