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More primaries this year, but fewer take public money

For the second time since the Citizens’ Election Program was launched in 2008, participation in General Assembly primaries is higher than in previous years, and advocates say that’s proof that public campaign financing invigorates the system. But while the number of primary candidates has increased slightly from two years ago, the number seeking public financing […]

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Rising salaries press CSU’s budget

As pay freezes expired this month for unionized faculty and staff at the Connecticut State University System, the university also ended a freeze for non-union administrators, against the wishes of Gov. M. Jodi Rell. By the time Rell issued a plea last week to hold the line on non-union salaries, CSU had already granted raises […]

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After investigation of last-minute cash donations, Garcia qualifies for public financing

Gerry Garcia has qualified for $375,000 in public financing to run his campaign for secretary of the state. The State Election Enforcement Commission approved his application today, but only after investigating some last minute cash contributions that amounted to 40 percent of his $83,000 raised. “We investigate whenever there is a significant group of cash […]