June 2013

Early Polls Don't Always Predict the Future, Past Connecticut Elections Show

07/10/13

Early Polls Don't Always Predict the Future, Past Connecticut Elections Show

Polling data released Wednesday may hint toward a tight race and rematch of the gubernatorial race of 2010, but polls of years past show the horse race often doesn’t turn out as originally planned, and name recognition starting out isn’t everlasting.

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U.S. Sen. Blumenthal Makes Case for Foreshaw Clemency

07/03/13

U.S. Sen. Blumenthal Makes Case for Foreshaw Clemency

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a former state attorney general and federal prosecutor, asserted there are “powerful and compelling reasons” to grant clemency to Bonnie Jean Foreshaw.

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Cafero is a No Go for Gov in 2014

06/27/13

Cafero is a No Go for Gov in 2014

The state's House minority leader announced Thursday he would not make a run for Governor.

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Connecticut Pols Praise DOMA Decision

06/26/13

Connecticut Pols Praise DOMA Decision

Connecticut politicians rejoiced Wednesday when the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision which says legally married homosexual couples are entitled to the same rights and benefits as heterosexual couples.

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While You Were Sleeping: Texas Dems Filibuster Until the End

06/26/13

While You Were Sleeping: Texas Dems Filibuster Until the End

Here's what you need to know about last night's chaos in the Lone Star state.

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Texas Dems Show Minority Parties Aren't Powerless

06/25/13

Texas Dems Show Minority Parties Aren't Powerless

In one of the most dramatic and chaotic scenes in the recent history of any legislature, Democrats in the Lone Star state filibustered a wide-ranging anti-abortion bill late Tuesday into Wednesday morning, running out the clock of the legislative session.

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New Study Ranks Connecticut as the Best State

06/22/13

New Study Ranks Connecticut as the Best State

The Nutmeg state ranks as the best state according to the American Human Development Index, which ranks states not just according to wealth, but rather whether residents can live a long and healthy life, have access to knowledge and a decent standard of living.

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So Far, Cafero's Down, But Not Out

06/20/13

So Far, Cafero's Down, But Not Out

Though a Quinnipiac University Poll ranked House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero, R-Norwalk, at the bottom among possible Republican gubernatorial candidates, Cafero isn’t bowing out just yet, and will instead announce his decision on whether's he's in the race by the end of the month.

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Foley Holds Slight Lead Over Malloy for Governor in QU Poll

06/19/13

Foley Holds Slight Lead Over Malloy for Governor in QU Poll

Poll also shows voters favor new gun laws but don't like Keno.

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Blumenthal, Murphy Renew Call for Federal Gun Control Measures

06/18/13

Blumenthal, Murphy Renew Call for Federal Gun Control Measures

Biden lauds Connecticut’s success in enacting legislation

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Vote on Connecticut's Former Environment Chief Held up by Politics

06/12/13

Vote on Connecticut's Former Environment Chief Held up by Politics

In the four months since the president tapped Gina McCarthy to serve as head of his own environmental powerhouse, Connecticut’s former environmental protection commissioner has been tied up in the red and blue bruising of presidential appointments.

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06/11/13

Tom Foley Gives Legislators an 'F' on Budget

GOP Gubernatorial hopeful Tom Foley gives his take on the 2013 legislative session.

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Nearby States Help Move Connecticut GMO Bill Closer to Law

06/11/13

Nearby States Help Move Connecticut GMO Bill Closer to Law

More states are following Connecticut’s lead in adopting legislation requiring genetically modified foods to be labeled as such.

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Activism and Expediency: Connecticut Legislators Pass Bold Gun Control, Immigration Laws, Balk at Big Budget Fix

06/01/13

Activism and Expediency: Connecticut Legislators Pass Bold Gun Control, Immigration Laws, Balk at Big Budget Fix

A review of the Spring 2013 session of the Connecticut General Assembly.

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