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PNS Daily Newscast - December 13, 2017 


Alabama elects Democrat Doug Jones to the U.S. Senate; also on our rundown; A court victory for tribes and environmental groups fighting uranium mining in the Grand Canyon; and Seattle appears headed towards a police accountability initiative for 2018.

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The Connecticut GOPís proposed state budget would eliminate the Citizens Election Program. (jglazer75/Wikimedia Commons)

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Good government groups are saying 'no' to GOP plans to scrap Connecticut's campaign-funding system. The Citizens Election Program, or CEP, was passed in 2005 in the wake of a corruption scandal that put former governor John Rowland in prison. Saying they need to close the state'

Seventy-four percent of 2014 political candidates participated in Connecticut's Clean Elections law. Credit: Jim Bowen/flickr.com

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Leaders of Connecticut's Democratic Party have proposed suspending the state's Clean Election law as a way to help close the budget deficit. More than 70 percent of state legislators elected in 2014 used the campaign finance law that favors small donors over large, corporat

Photo: Oral arguments could come next week in a challenge to recent changes in Connecticut's campaign finance law. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

HARTFORD, Conn. – You might call it Connecticut's version of Citizen's United – and the case could be headed for oral arguments next week. The Democratic Governors Association (DGA) wants an injunction to prevent the state from enforcing campaign finance law, because the governors say

Photo: In the year since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School the state has passed historic legislation reforming gun laws. Photo credit: courtesy wikimedia commons

HARTFORD, Conn. - Much has changed since the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School almost a year ago, starting with historic reforms to Connecticut's gun laws. Last week's release of the 911 emergency calls brought back the horror of the shootings. This week, as the anniversary approach

HARTFORD, Conn. - Governor Dannel Malloy is being urged to veto a campaign finance measure passed this session that local advocates warn would open the door to more special interest and political "dark money." According to League of Women Voters of Connecticut President Cheryl Dunson, her organiza

Governor Malloy joins President Barack Obama at the University of Hartford, where the President will continue asking the American people to join him in calling on Congress to pass common-sense measures to reduce gun violence. Courtesy of the Governors office.

HARTFORD, Conn. - It was only days ago that Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed tough new gun-control measures into law, and today President Obama will be in Hartford to push for stricter measures nationwide. According to League of Women Voters gun-law specialist Sue McCalley, firearms-buyer

HARTFORD, Conn. - Expanded background checks on firearms buyers and putting limits on high-capacity ammunition magazines are two of more than a dozen ways Connecticut lawmakers are proposing to update state gun laws in response to the Newtown tragedy. National Rifle Association leaders oppose back

GRAPHIC: The content of political ads needs to be double-checked with reliable sources, like the website 'factcheck.org.'

HARTFORD, Conn. - The presidential candidates finally meet tonight in their first nationally broadcast debate, and one local group is hard at work making sure that as many as 1 million Connecticut residents won't stay on the sidelines on Election Day. Pat Donovan, vice president for voter services

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