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Election Policy

January 15, 2019

Democrats Champion Changing Constitution To Allow Early Voting

by Jack Kramer | Jan 15, 2019 12:54pm
Posted to: Election Policy

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HARTFORD, CT — With New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on the verge of signing legislation to allow early voting, Connecticut is now one of only 11 states across the country that requires voters to show up at the polls on Election Day and requires a legally valid excuse to obtain an absentee ballot.

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

by Susan Bigelow | Jan 15, 2019 5:15am
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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January 14, 2019

Bipartisan Panel on Contested Stratford Election To Interview Witnesses

by Christine Stuart | Jan 14, 2019 5:30am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Election Policy | State Capitol | Stratford

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HARTFORD, CT — A four-member bipartisan committee of the House of Representatives began its review Friday of the contested election in Stratford.

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December 20, 2018

Sentencing Commission: Let Parolees Vote

by Jack Kramer | Dec 20, 2018 11:59am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Election Policy | Equality | Immigration | Jobs | Law Enforcement | Legal

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HARTFORD, CT — The Sentencing Commission Wednesday voted to once again get behind any bill that would restore voting rights to parolees, who are still serving their sentences.

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December 7, 2018

Supreme Court to Take Up Stratford Election Appeal

by Christine Stuart | Dec 7, 2018 12:00pm
Posted to: Courts | Election 2018 | Election Policy | Stratford

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HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 5:30 p.m.)The Connecticut Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments on an expedited basis in the election complaint involving the 120th Assembly District race in Stratford.

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December 5, 2018

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

by Christine Stuart | Dec 5, 2018 11:30am
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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November 12, 2018

Herbst: ‘Connecticut Republicans Need A Political Enema’

by Christine Stuart | Nov 12, 2018 5:23am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Election Policy

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HARTFORD, CT — What if Republican Bob Stefanowski had distanced himself from Republican President Donald Trump on just a few occasions? Or what if there hadn’t been such a bloody primary with so many candidates?

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November 8, 2018

Connecticut Continues To Lag In Election Results Reporting

by Christine Stuart | Nov 8, 2018 6:48am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Election Policy | Town News | Local Politics | Media Matters

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HARTFORD, CT — Early Wednesday morning, both the Republican and Democratic gubernatorial campaigns sent their supporters home without knowing the outcome of the election because several towns, including New Haven, had still not reported their results.

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November 7, 2018

‘Wet Ballots’ Delay Tally In Governors Race

by Kevin Flood, Jack Kramer and Christine Stuart | Nov 7, 2018 2:03am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Election Policy

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HARTFORD, CT — It was a race that was too close to call until the very end. Connecticut voters will have to wait a little longer to find out if Bob Stefanowski or Ned Lamont will be governor.

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November 3, 2018

PAC Spending Stirs Up Controversy

by Christine Stuart | Nov 3, 2018 4:30am
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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