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Posted inMoney, Politics

Supreme Court spurns CT Green Party case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to take up an appeal from the Green Party of Connecticut, contesting the state’s requirements for third-party candidates to qualify for public financing. The justices made the decision without comment. The Green Party suit, filed in 2006, said the thresholds set for participation in Connecticut’s Citizen Election Program […]

Posted inMoney, Politics

Bernier announces support of 60 Republican leaders

Republican candidate Justin Bernier announced the support of 60 Republican leaders for his campaign in the 5th Congressional District Tuesday afternoon, one year ahead of the 2012 Connecticut Republican Convention. Justin Bernier The list of supporters includes Republican activists, officeholders, and town committee members from 27 municipalities across western Connecticut. Thirty-eight of the 60 supporters […]

Posted inHealth, Money, Politics

Lieberman outlines major Medicare proposal

Sen. Joseph Lieberman, a Connecticut independent, stepped into the fray over Medicare today, outlining a proposal to dramatically change the government health care program for the elderly. “Medicare is hurtling toward its demise – our government is approaching a cataclysmic fiscal tipping point – while Washington is busy posturing for the next election,” Lieberman writes […]

Posted inPolitics

Brian Hill for Senate, again

Brian K. Hill of Windsor, a lawyer and former JAG officer, announced his candidacy today as a Republican for U.S. Senate in 2012. He announced a previous effort as an independent in 2010 that promised to be a “history making Write-In campaign for real change in Connecticut!” If history was made, it was done very, […]