Every election season, news organizations and various interest groups send surveys to candidates to get them them to take actual positions on issues that matter. The responses are worth our time. Not just because we should be informed about who we’re voting for, but because sometimes we need to remember that, away from the soul-draining destructiveness of our national political and cultural war, democracy is still real.
October 26, 2018
October 19, 2018
NEW HAVEN, CT — With a little more than two weeks left before the Nov. 6 election, Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ned Lamont released his last five years of state and federal tax returns and challenged Republican Bob Stefanowski to follow suit.
September 26, 2018
HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 7 a.m.) Oz Griebel, who petitioned his way onto the ballot as an unaffiliated candidate, is the first gubernatorial candidate to release three years of personal income taxes. It’s unclear if the two major party candidates will follow suit.
September 25, 2018
HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s chief economic development official told three legislative committees Monday that she’s “embarrassed” by the mistakes her agency made in reporting information on tax credits and incentives to state auditors earlier this year.
September 21, 2018
HARTFORD, CT — An anonymous survey of 593 employees, legislators, lobbyists, and others who work at the state Capitol complex found most of the sexual harassment experienced in the building both past and present is being perpetrated by legislators.
September 19, 2018
HARTFORD, CT — State Treasurer Denise Nappier informed legislative leaders Wednesday that they inadvertently reduced the state’s bonding capacity by failing to include certain exemptions in the budget adjustment it passed in the final hours of the legislative session.
HARTFORD, CT — With the spotlight on the gubernatorial contest, outgoing Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy sought to correct the record regarding a few things that have been said recently during the debates.
June 29, 2018
We interrupt your regularly scheduled worrying about the decline of American democracy to remind you that the Connecticut legislature is still completely hopeless.
June 27, 2018
HARTFORD, CT — Weeks after defending a decision to eliminate transcription of the legislature’s public hearings some legislative leaders were beginning to have a change of heart.
June 7, 2018
HARTFORD, CT — Ever wonder what would happen to Connecticut’s overall budget picture if you lowered the gas tax, implemented tolls, and legalized marijuana? Or what would happen if you eliminated the personal income tax?