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September 24, 2018

Connecticut Goes On Offensive To Protect Electoral System

by Christine Stuart | Sep 24, 2018 5:17pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Election Policy

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HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s electoral system was targeted in 2016 by “agents of the Russian government,” and while they were unsuccessful at breaking into the system Connecticut officials are going on the offensive with some help from the federal government.

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August 30, 2018

OP-ED | Major Party Candidates For Governor Inspire Little Confidence

by Terry Cowgill | Aug 30, 2018 3:10pm
Posted to: Analysis | Election 2018 | Election Policy | Opinion

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The release of the most recent Q-poll on this year’s statewide races in Connecticut was much anticipated, in part because Quinnipiac University seemed to have largely backed away from polling in its home state. But also because the lower you get on the food chain, the fewer polls there seem to be.

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Record Year For Public Financing In Connecticut

by Christine Stuart | Aug 30, 2018 12:00pm
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2018 | Election Policy | CEP

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HARTFORD, CT — There are more candidates running for office in Connecticut this year than any other year and a record number of them are using the Citizens’ Election Program.

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August 21, 2018

Election Regulators Close 2016 Case Involving Trump

by Christine Stuart | Aug 21, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2016 | Election Policy | CEP | White House

HARTFORD, CT — It took nearly two years, but state election regulators found that it was improper for a state Senate candidate to use Republican President Donald Trump in a mailing.

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June 18, 2018

Stefanowski Makes History In Qualifying for Primary Ballot

by Christine Stuart | Jun 18, 2018 9:24pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Election Policy | CEP

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HARTFORD, CT — Madison investment banker Bob Stefanowski is the first petitioning candidate for governor to qualify for the Republican primary. He’s also the first gubernatorial candidate in Connecticut history to petition his way onto the primary ballot. Republican Peter Schiff did it when he was running for U.S. Senate in 2010.

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May 21, 2018

Connecticut Works To Fend Off Cybersecurity Attacks On Election

by Christine Stuart | May 21, 2018 12:49pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Election Policy

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HARTFORD, CT — Two days after President Donald Trump eliminated the position of cybersecurity coordinator on the National Security Council, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill convened the second meeting of the Elections Cybersecurity Task Force.

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May 19, 2018

Diversity Discussion Lingers As Party Convention Starts

by Christine Stuart | May 19, 2018 7:27am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Election Policy

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HARTFORD, CT — Democratic Party Chairman Nick Balletto said he’s tried hard to increase diversity in the Democratic Party and he’s being unfairly criticized for the lack of diversity at the top of the ticket.

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May 18, 2018

Gubernatorial Candidate Touts Diversity

by Christine Stuart | May 18, 2018 12:34pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Election Policy

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HARTFORD, CT — Perhaps capitalizing on Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont’s decision to team up with Susan Bysiewicz, Guy Smith on Friday announced state Rep. Charles Stallworth, of Bridgeport, as his running mate.

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May 11, 2018

ANALYSIS | Legislative Triage: The Winners and Losers of the 2018 Session

by Christine Stuart and Jack Kramer | May 11, 2018 9:56am
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | Election Policy | Equality | Gaming | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Immigration | Insurance | Law Enforcement | Labor | Public Health | Poverty | Public Safety | Sports | State Budget | Transportation | Tribes | Veterans Affairs

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HARTFORD, CT—As another session of the General Assembly comes to a close with a mad scramble against the clock, let’s take a look at some of the bills that passed and others that came up short and will be left up to some future legislature and governor to tackle.

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May 8, 2018

House Debates Then Tables Voting Rights Bill

by Christine Stuart | May 8, 2018 7:47pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Election Policy | Equality | Juvenile Justice | Legal

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HARTFORD, CT — The House spent about an hour Tuesday debating and then tabling a bill that would restore voting rights to parolees, who are still serving their sentences.

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