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  • State Amendment Will Clear Voting Obstacles

    Connecticut has done a fair job of enacting laws that make it easier for citizens to exercise their right to vote — the bedrock right in a democracy, said civil rights legend the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. But this state hasn't done a good enough...
  • Florida judge approves new state congressional maps, no special elections

    Florida judge approves new state congressional maps, no special elections
    TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida judge on Friday approved the new congressional maps redrawn by Republican legislative leaders in a lawsuit over gerrymandering, and ruled that he would not order a special election in affected districts. Circuit...
  • Ex-Congressman: Think Twice Before Giving Ph.D. To Controversial School Chief Candidate

     Ex-Congressman: Think Twice Before Giving Ph.D. To Controversial School Chief Candidate
    Terrence P. Carter's embattled quest to become New London's school superintendent took another unexpected turn this week, when a former member of Congress advised Lesley University to think twice before awarding Carter a Ph.D. — as it is scheduled...
  • Clermont candidates grapple with growth, spending

    Clermont candidates grapple with growth, spending
    CLERMONT — The three candidates competing for City Council Seat 5 know Lake County's largest city has steep challenges in front of it. Each hopes to serve as a guide into the coming years. Facing issues that include growth, spending and a possible...
  • Voters Should Know If Injured Senator Able To Serve

    Sen. Andrew M. Maynard is in a rehabilitation hospital, recovering from a fall at his Stonington home. The Courant, his constituents and his colleagues in the General Assembly wish him the best as he recuperates. Yet his fall, occurring in the middle of...
  • Exclusive: Amid Ferguson rage, council's lone black member keeps low profile

    FERGUSON Missouri (Reuters) - In many ways Dwayne James is a beacon of hope in Ferguson, which has been torn apart by racially charged riots. The only black councilman in a predominantly black town, James is widely respected even by political opponents...
  • Connecticut's Independent Party Opts for Dependency

    OK, so you would think that a guiding principle of a political organization calling itself the Independent Party would be to act, you know, independently. Apparently, this is not the case in Connecticut. This past week, Connecticut's Independent Party...
  • Ex-transportation chief seeks political comeback

    Ex-transportation chief seeks political comeback
    Eight years ago, Robert L. Flanagan was one of the most powerful officials in state government, earning $151,262 for overseeing an agency with a $3.7 billion budget and more than 9,200 employees. These days, as a lawyer with a family law practice, the...
  • Re-election odds lean in Fitzpatrick's favor

    Re-election odds lean in Fitzpatrick's favor
    The challenge for Democrats seeking to unseat Republican Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick looks a little steeper this week. The Bucks County congressman’s challenge from Democrat Kevin Strouse didn’t make D.C.-based Roll Call’s list of top...
  • In N.H., Rick Perry again links Islamic State to illegal immigration

    In N.H., Rick Perry again links Islamic State to illegal immigration
    While exploring a 2016 bid for the presidency with a visit to New Hampshire on Friday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry sought to tie the threat posed by the Islamic State militant group to the U.S. immigration crisis — suggesting that the “porous”...
  • Webster sets up legal defense fund

    Webster sets up legal defense fund
    UPdate 5:35 p.m. 4/22/14: Webster's office notes taht the legal defense fund becomes irrelevent now that Judge Terry Lewis has decided to not change the district boundaries until 2016. While Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis considered how to rework...