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Posted inPolitics

Counterattack at GOP effort to repeal public financing

Sen. Heather Somers, R-Groton, says she is grateful that she never ran for state office in the days before Connecticut’s public financing system, when a major portion of fundraising took place in Hartford and was geared to collecting checks from lobbyists and their clients. But that didn’t stop her from voting Friday for a budget that would repeal the system.

Posted inCT Viewpoints

Rell: Dems proposal eviscerates election law spirit and letter

I am profoundly disappointed that legislative Democrats would turn aside, through budget cuts, the public campaign financing program many of us worked so hard to put in place to prevent political corruption scandals. The Democrats have effectively eviscerated the spirit of the law since 2011 and now they are looking to overturn the actual letter of the law altogether.

Posted inCT Viewpoints

Connecticut citizens need to take back their elections

Many Americans, like me, look at the political system and feel so miniscule in comparison. Although the power to control our nation and our destiny was originally intended for the people, it now largely belongs to the biggest or richest players in the political system. Citizens need to take control of our elections and take our government back from the special interests who seek to define our future for us.