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Hartford, CT — Over the course of a Saturday afternoon, more Connecticut political figures are urging for Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty's resignation following the backlash of her failure to remove her chief of staff. Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty has come under fire after it was revealed that her former ...
But if the governor and his allies really thought that prejudice against homosexuals was so pervasive in Connecticut, they would not have made such a ... emphasized McDonald's sexual orientation because their party, the perpetrator of identity politics, knows that these days there is great political power in ...

Who's in, who's out? It was an oft-repeated question in political circles in both Connecticut and Washington, D.C., last week. Out as future chief justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court was Justice Andrew McDonald, whose nomination was rejected by Republicans after a marathon state Senate hearing.
One outlier is Massachusetts, which has not seen an NRA dime, according to the Institute of Money in State Politics, which tracks campaign financing in all 50 states. There, a 200-year-old law that prohibits political contributions from groups that take money from businesses has curbed the spending ability ...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Outspoken #MeToo advocate Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty finds herself in the awkward position of apologizing for not protecting female staffers from alleged violence, threats and sexual harassment by her former chief of staff. The Democrat from Connecticut issued a public ...
Connecticut is considering a proposal to create a super-charged individual mandate — one that could charge state residents a big chunk of their income .... I don't know Connecticut politics well enough to know whether it is the type of state that could get on board with this kind of plan (but if you do, shoot me ...

He says he is not deterred by the magnitude of Connecticut's projected budget deficits; he launched Conatus Capital Management in 2008, just as the national economy was about to be overtaken by the worst financial crisis ... Gary Rose, professor of political science at Sacred Heart University, isn't so sure.
For Mr. Petit, it was a long, painful road from the aftermath of one of the most shocking crimes in Connecticut's history to a seat in the state's House of .... Right before the election, however, a labor-financed political action committee unveiled an advertisement trying to tie Mr. Petit to Donald J. Trump's “attack ...
HARTFORD -- State Supreme Court Judge Andrew McDonald's nomination to be the next chief Justice is at an impasse. The Senate is divided about his potential ascension, which means the House will make what is sure to be a controversial outcome. Hartford Courant Capital Bureau Chief Christopher ...
“This was heart-breaking to see our state and our Connecticut Republicans embrace the playbook of (U.S. Senate Majority Leader) Mitch McConnell and the national Republicans, and we have to fight back,” said Bronin, who began his Connecticut political career managing McDonald's 2004 state-senate ...
The crowded field for governor means it could be the costliest year yet for Connecticut's public campaign finance program, intensifying criticism from Republicans who say taxpayer dollars shouldn't be used to fund political campaigns. With an expected price tag this year approaching $40 million, the ...
FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2018 file photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens speaks in Palmyra, Mo. Missouri lawmakers are returning to the Statehouse for the first time Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 since Greitens was indicted, with plans to discuss assembling a committee whose investigation could lead to his ...
Sergio Pereira adds a completed Colt rifle to a rack of newly assembled guns at the company headquarters in West Hartford in this February 2013 file photo. Connecticut has the third-strongest gun laws in the country, according to a gun policy group's annual scorecard. (MICHAEL McANDREWS / Hartford ...
It depends on which Connecticut Democrats you ask about a scenario that's gone from whispers to the buzz — fielding a slate of candidates from the big ... The Courant interviewed more than a dozen senior Democrats, candidates and political operatives, several of whom said that the fluidity and parity of ...
“Hidden Agendas: Inside Town Hall” is loosely based on his three-decade career as an administrator in three Connecticut municipalities. It may be ... hire a prominent lawyer, and bring in an nefarious enforcer and “outside gun,” Dom “the Bomb,” to put pressure on the head of the town's political committee.
Ronald Schurin, a political-science professor at the University of Connecticut, said candidates such as Harris, who has a wealth of public service experience and an organization that has been operating for months, are still trying to organize, raise their statewide profile and identify a core constituency.
Asked whether he might return to elective politics, Kennedy said not to count him out, adding how he's now redirecting his political activism. “I don't know what the future holds, but I know what's in front of me right now,” he said. “Nothing is more important to me than defending the rights of people with ...

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut state legislator was under pressure Thursday to resign because of a series of text messages he allegedly sent to a teenage girl in 2015. Democratic House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz called on Democratic State Rep. Angel Arce of Hartford to step down in a letter ...
FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2018 file photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens speaks in Palmyra, Mo. Missouri lawmakers are returning to the Statehouse for the first time Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 since Greitens was indicted, with plans to discuss assembling a committee whose investigation could lead to his ...
Bolstered by an energized base of grassroots activists, Connecticut Democrats on Tuesday picked up a seat in the state House of Representatives that's been held by Republicans for more than 40 years. Democrat Phil Young, a former member of the town council, beat Republican Bill Cabral in the race to ...
Investment tax credits for fuel cells had been left out of the 2015 extension of the incentives, which gave an unfair advantage to the solar and wind power industries, according to Joel Rinebold, director of the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology. Larson visited the East Hartford-based nonprofit ...
“That's always the challenge with a multi-candidate field,” said Ronald Schurin, a University of Connecticut political scientist. While Boughton has high name-recognition among people who pay attention to state politics, others, such as Walker and Lumaj, do not. The party's rules, which narrowed the debate ...
Investment tax credits for fuel cells had been left out of the 2015 extension of the incentives, which gave an unfair advantage to the solar and wind power industries, according to Joel Rinebold, director of the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology. Larson visited the East Hartford-based nonprofit ...
Connecticut's Democrats in the legislature have their own take on what needs to be addressed in this legislative session, and their “values agenda” identifies items such as pay equity, a livable wage, free community college and paid family medical leave. Republicans wonder how some of those concepts ...
2018 Looks To Be Another Bruising Year For Connecticut Politics ... WSHU's Senior Political Reporter Ebong Udoma has been following developments leading to the upcoming session and recently sat down with Morning ... Klarides has her ambition set on being the next speaker of the Connecticut House.
A fourth is drawn toward politics but also wary of the negative connotations. The four are social work students from The University of Southern Mississippi who in early March attended a two-day “campaign school” in Hartford, Connecticut, that prepares social workers for the political arena as candidates, ...



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