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On primary eve, Merrill calls GOP ballot suit ‘regrettable distraction’

Connecticut’s chief elections official insisted Monday that her office acted properly in awarding the top line on the November ballot to the Democratic Party, despite a lawsuit from Republicans that claims their candidates should appear first. Secretary of the State Denise W. Merrill also announced measures she hopes will enhance turnout at Tuesday’s primaries for […]

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Health care advocates remain wary of LIA changes, even as DSS scales back restrictions

After advocates for mentally ill and disabled residents warned that a new plan to limit the number of people receiving state Medicaid benefits would hurt that population in particular, the state has somewhat modified its plan. DSS spokesman David Dearborn said the agency would revise its planned application to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and […]

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Christopher Murphy Profile

Candidate:Christopher MurphyParty:DemocratOffice Seeking:U.S. SenateBackground:U.S. Representative for the 5th District: 2006 to presentState Senator: 2003 to 2006State Representative: 1999 to 2002Former AttorneyEducation:B.A., Williams College; J.D., University of Connecticut Website: www.chrismurphy.comFacebook: /ChrisMurphyCTTwitter:@ChrisMurphyCT {“dataSourceUrl”:”//docs.google.com/spreadsheet/tq?key=0Ajo4oXjWuKj8dEdhU0dZTUFxVlVfSTRwN3JubmEzLXc&transpose=0&headers=1&range=A1%3AB6&gid=0&pub=1″,”options”:{“titleTextStyle”:{“bold”:true,”color”:”#000″,”fontSize”:”14″},”vAxes”:{“1”:{“useFormatFromData”:true},”0″:{“useFormatFromData”:true}},”booleanRole”:”certainty”,”title”:”Campaign Finances as of July 25, 2012″,”animation”:{“duration”:500},”hAxis”:{“useFormatFromData”:true,”viewWindowMode”:”pretty”,”viewWindow”:{}},”isStacked”:false,”width”:600,”height”:371},”state”:{},”chartType”:”BarChart”,”chartName”:”Chart 1″} Source: Federal Election Commission

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Linda McMahon Profile

Candidate:Linda McMahonParty:RepublicanOffice Seeking:U.S. SenateBackground:Former CEO of WWE Inc.Former member of State Board of EducationEducation: B.S., East Carolina UniversityWebsite:www.lindaforsenate2012.comFacebook:/lindamcmahonTwitter:@Linda_McMahon {“dataSourceUrl”:”//docs.google.com/spreadsheet/tq?key=0Ajo4oXjWuKj8dHpWMVI4amFLVmt4NmFDNlFaVkJFUnc&transpose=0&headers=1&range=A1%3AB6&gid=0&pub=1″,”options”:{“titleTextStyle”:{“bold”:true,”color”:”#000″,”fontSize”:”14″},”vAxes”:{“1”:{“useFormatFromData”:true},”0″:{“useFormatFromData”:true}},”series”:{“0”:{“color”:”#cc0000″}},”title”:”Campaign Finances as of July 25, 2012″,”booleanRole”:”certainty”,”animation”:{“duration”:500},”hAxis”:{“useFormatFromData”:true,”viewWindowMode”:”pretty”,”viewWindow”:{}},”isStacked”:false,”width”:600,”height”:371},”state”:{},”chartType”:”BarChart”,”chartName”:”Chart 1″} Source: Federal Election Commission

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Christopher Shays Profile

Candidate:Christopher ShaysParty: RepublicanOffice Seeking:U.S. SenateBackground:U.S. Representative: 1987 to 2009State Representative: 1974 to 1987Assistant to the Mayor of Trumbull: 1970-1971Peace Corp: 1968 to 1970Education: BA, Principia College; M.B.A., New York University; M.P.A., New York UniversityWebsite: www.shaysforussenate.comFacebook: /ShaysforUSSenateTwitter: @CShays {“dataSourceUrl”:”//docs.google.com/spreadsheet/tq?key=0Ajo4oXjWuKj8dE5ScncxR1VEQnpnX0VQS3ZoaE9qSUE&transpose=0&headers=1&range=A1%3AB6&gid=0&pub=1″,”options”:{“vAxes”:{“1”:{“useFormatFromData”:true},”0″:{“useFormatFromData”:true}},”series”:{“0”:{“color”:”#cc0000″}},”title”:”Campaign finances as of July 25, 2012″,”booleanRole”:”certainty”,”animation”:{“duration”:500},”hAxis”:{“useFormatFromData”:true,”viewWindowMode”:”pretty”,”viewWindow”:{}},”isStacked”:false,”width”:600,”height”:371},”state”:{},”chartType”:”BarChart”,”chartName”:”Chart 1″} Source: Federal Election Commission

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Susan Bysiewicz Profile

Candidate:Susan BysiewiczParty:DemocratOffice Seeking:U.S. SenateBackground:Secretary of the State:1999 to 2011State Representative: 1993 to 1999AttorneyEducation:Yale University; J.D., Duke University Law SchoolWebsite:www.susanforct.comFacebook:/susanforctTwitter:@SusanforCT {“dataSourceUrl”:”//docs.google.com/spreadsheet/tq?key=0Ajo4oXjWuKj8dGY2U1dab1k3dmczYWJpN2dnd3B6cHc&transpose=0&headers=1&range=A1%3AB6&gid=0&pub=1″,”options”:{“titleTextStyle”:{“bold”:true,”color”:”#000″,”fontSize”:”14″},”vAxes”:{“1”:{“useFormatFromData”:true},”0″:{“useFormatFromData”:true}},”booleanRole”:”certainty”,”title”:”Campaign finances as of July 25, 2012″,”legendTextStyle”:{“color”:”#222″,”fontSize”:”12″},”animation”:{“duration”:0},”hAxis”:{“useFormatFromData”:true,”viewWindowMode”:”pretty”,”viewWindow”:{}},”isStacked”:false,”width”:600,”height”:371},”state”:{},”chartType”:”BarChart”,”chartName”:”Chart 1″} Source: Federal Election Commission

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Preschool funding issue pits magnets against local districts

Up against a looming court-ordered deadline to reduce the racial isolation of Hartford’s largely black and Hispanic school population, the State Board of Education must soon decide whether to take away one of the major incentives suburban white parents have to send their children to an integrated magnet school: free preschool. “I don’t know what […]