Government & Politics

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The Connecticut House of Representatives has approved Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy’s nominee to be Connecticut’s next chief justice by a one-vote margin. State Supreme Court Associate Justice Andrew McDonald’s nomination now goes to the State Senate.

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The New York State Senate approved anti-sexual harassment legislation that includes an end to secret settlements. It would also no longer allow state officials who admit to sexual harassment to use taxpayer funds to settle their cases.  

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The Connecticut House of Representatives is expected to vote on Monday on Governor Dannel Malloy’s nominee to be the next chief justice of Connecticut.

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Connecticut Democratic State Senator Gayle Slossberg of Milford announced on Friday that she won’t be seeking another term in office. She recently recused herself from voting on Andrew McDonald, Governor Dannel Malloy’s nominee to be Connecticut’s next chief justice.

Slossberg is a centrist Democrat who’s in her seventh two-year term in the State Senate. She says she’s not seeking another term in office for personal reasons. In recent years, Slossberg sided with Republicans on some key votes including a controversial union concession deal and last year’s state budget.

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Governor Cuomo says he’s unconcerned about the possibility of a primary from the left by Cynthia Nixon, and even made a joking linking the actor to Russian interference in the U.S. elections.

                                         

It’s been reported that Sex and the City star and left-wing activist Cynthia Nixon has been talking to consultants linked to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio about a possible primary challenge to Cuomo in the governor’s race this year. The governor and New York City mayor, both Democrats, have had a long-running rivalry.

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