Government & Politics

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Steve Obsitnik’s campaign for governor of Connecticut is hoping that its application for public money for the August 14th party primary will finally be granted this week. The State Elections Enforcement Commission has put the award of $1.3 million in public money to Obsitnik on hold pending an investigation into alleged illegal campaign contributions.

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The jury could begin deliberating as early as next Wednesday in the federal corruption trial of the former head of Governor Cuomo’s economic development programs, including the Buffalo Billion.  

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The Connecticut Working Families Party announced on Monday that it’s endorsing Waterbury high school teacher Jahana Hayes in the race for Connecticut’s open 5th Congressional District seat being vacated by U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty.

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President Trump is set to announce his choice for a new Supreme Court justice that he’s said could eventually result in the reversal of the abortion rights case Roe v. Wade. New York has had legal abortion since 1970, three years before the landmark ruling. But advocates, and many Democratic politicians, say it’s not enough, and it could become an issue in this year’s governor’s race.

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Earlier this week, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a new system for state government to respond to requests under the Freedom of Information Law. It would allow citizens, and members of the media, seeking government documents to go to one online site to request information from multiple state agencies.