It’s rare when a journalist can draw a straight line from his/her news story to a significant event. Such is the case today for Seven Days’ Paul Heintz, whose reporting on Attorney General Bill Sorrell started the ball rolling — with ever-quickening speed — to today’s events. 652 more words
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Went to the Special BDDC meeting Monday evening: for whatever the reason, the regular scheduled meeting had been cancelled previously.
The Meeting was posted after 12 noon on Friday, which precluded many people from being aware of the meeting, and I could not find it online, even after I found out about by going to City Hall. 420 more words
Connecticut Post: “The trial stemmed from the mysterious appearance of $500 on deadline which allowed Newton to meet the required $15,000 in campaign contributions. That enabled him to qualify for $80,550 in public financing for his 2012 bid to recapture the state senate seat he surrendered following his federal conviction. 120 more words
Study Finds that Public Financing Reduces Incumbent Advantage, Increases Competitiveness but also Polarization
Washington Post: “That is the conclusion of political scientist Andrew Hall. He focuses on state legislative elections and compares trends in the five states that implemented robust public funding programs — Arizona, Connecticut, Maine, Minnesota, and Wisconsin — to trends in other states. 160 more words