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An advocate tries to become a legislator

John Murphy is making it official Saturday. Long a behind-the-scenes campaign organizer and lobbyist for progressive and union causes, Murphy is declaring his candidacy for the 8th House District seat held by Republican Tim Ackert of Coventry. Murphy now splits his time between the Connecticut Citizen Action Group and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. […]

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Registrars, rejoice!

The Senate today passed a bill that registrars wished was law Tuesday, during the GOP presidential primary. It gives cities and towns the flexibility to reduce the number of polling places. State law prohibited registrars from consolidating polling places this week, even knowing that turnout for the uncontested primary was going to be dismal. The […]

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As DSS seeks public comment, advocates critique proposal for “dual eligibles”

The Department of Social Services is seeking public comments on an application to run a federal demonstration program aimed at saving money while improving the health of a small group of Medicaid clients whose care represents a significant portion of the program’s expenses. But there’s still disagreement between the department and many members of the […]