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February 7, 2019

Merrill Calls For Passage of ‘Votercentric’ Laws

by Christine Stuart | Feb 7, 2019 2:00pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Election Policy

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HARTFORD, CT — Following the headaches that were experienced in a number of towns on Election Day last November, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill said she is recommending a number of legislative changes.

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January 29, 2019

OP-ED | Bills Raised for the 2019 Session: The Good, The Bad, and the Weird

by Susan Bigelow | Jan 29, 2019 5:00am
Posted to: Election Policy | Opinion | Nonprofits | Poverty | State Capitol | Vernon

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The third week of the session has begun, so it’s a good time to see what sorts of things your representatives in Hartford are proposing. For simplicity’s sake, I’ve divided these bills into three categories: good, bad, and … weird.

Let’s dive right in!

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January 24, 2019

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

by Peter Urban | Jan 24, 2019 5:00am
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

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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