Government & Politics

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The Connecticut Working Families Party announced on Monday that it’s endorsing Waterbury high school teacher Jahana Hayes in the race for Connecticut’s open 5th Congressional District seat being vacated by U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty.

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President Trump is set to announce his choice for a new Supreme Court justice that he’s said could eventually result in the reversal of the abortion rights case Roe v. Wade. New York has had legal abortion since 1970, three years before the landmark ruling. But advocates, and many Democratic politicians, say it’s not enough, and it could become an issue in this year’s governor’s race.

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Earlier this week, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a new system for state government to respond to requests under the Freedom of Information Law. It would allow citizens, and members of the media, seeking government documents to go to one online site to request information from multiple state agencies. 

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Connecticut lawmakers have failed to override any of Governor Dannel Malloy’s seven vetoes of bills passed this year. The General Assembly held a veto override session on Monday.

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For the first time since 2010 the Democratic candidate for governor in Connecticut will likely not receive state money to campaign this year.