Government

Theoretical votes available for key bills
4:34 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Reformers fault Cuomo for not holding elections

Then gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo campaigning in 2010 where he vowed to pass a public campaign finance law
Credit AP Photo/Mike Grol

New York's short-lived public campaign finance program came to a halt Monday when the program's test participant, State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, said he would not participate in the pilot program because it was unjust. Reformers are blaming New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for not holding special elections that might have provided the votes. 

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Guilty pleas in scheme linked to Rowland
9:45 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Former Conn. Gov. Rowland steps down from radio show

File photo- Former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland hosting a show on WTIC AM radio.
Credit (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Former Connecticut Governor John Rowland says he's stepping down from his Hartford area radio talk show.

This comes after former Republican Congressional Candidate Lisa-Wilson Foley and her husband pleaded guilty to federal campaign financing violations in a conspiracy that allegedly involved Rowland.

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Medical marijuana to be distributed around state
6:18 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Six medical marijuana dispensaries approved in Conn.

Credit AP Photo/Jeff Chiu

Connecticut's consumer chief announced Thursday that he’s picked six medical marijuana dispensaries that will be the first in the state. The dispensaries will be in Branford, Bridgeport, Bristol, Hartford, South Windsor and Uncasville.

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Super PAC to support gun control lawmakers
5:36 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Conn. gun control group to start Super PAC

Conn. gun control supporters at a 2013 Valentine's Day rally in Hartford
Credit Ebong Udoma

The gun control organization Connecticut Against Gun Violence said on Thursday it’s creating a political action committee to raise money to help state politicians. The move comes on the one year anniversary of Connecticut passing one of the toughest gun control laws in the country.

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Attorneys criticize NSA spying & drones strikes
10:55 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Nader leads conference at Yale Law criticizing Obama administration on whistleblowers

From left, Edgar S. Cahn, Jesselyn Radack and Bruce Fein at Yale Law School on Tuesday
Credit Craig LeMoult

Longtime consumer advocate Ralph Nader organized a conference at Yale Law School yesterday to discuss issues related to whistleblowers and what he called the national security state.  He was joined by two lawyers who represent NSA leaker Edward Snowden and his family.

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