Environmentalists in Connecticut Protest Offshore Drilling

Connecticut activists who have teamed up with environmental advocates up and down the East Coast to oppose plans to explore and drill for oil in the Atlantic Ocean protested Monday outside a meeting for public comments on the controversial proposal.

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Conn. Mayor, Convicted Felon, Sues for Public Money in Gubernatorial Bid

Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim filed a lawsuit in federal court Wednesday claiming election regulators are trampling on his free-speech rights by blocking his participation in Connecticut’s clean-election system, which bars convicted felons from receiving public campaign funds.

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