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Judge dismisses GOP effort to block Democrats’ use of federal funds for Malloy campaign

A Superior Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the state Republican Party and designed to block Connecticut Democrats from using federal campaign funds to support Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s re-election bid. Judge Antonio Robaina ruled that the state GOP has not exhausted all available remedies – a reference to its pending complaint before the State Elections Enforcement Commission. “Because the plaintiff failed to exhaust the administrative remedy available to it prior to bringing the present action before the Superior Court, and because no exception to the exhaustion requirement applies, the court lacks subject matter jurisdiction over the plaintiff’s claim,” Robaina wrote. The SEEC has blasted the Democrats’ plan as an effort to circumvent a state law which bans contributions to state races from state contractors. But the SEEC also has indicated it won’t have time to process the GOP’s complaint before Election Day. Staff attorney Joshua Foley said the investigation is continuing. Continue Reading →

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Foley advocates businesslike approach to improving ailing schools

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley takes a businessman's approach to improving education.

Connecticut's governor for the next four years will face a wide range of challenges to improve the state's public schools. The Mirror spoke with both major party candidates about their approach to education. Today, Republican challenger Tom Foley talks about his plans. Continue Reading →

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