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July 19, 2016

OP-ED | Will A Campaign That Refuses to Acknowledge Obvious Plagiarism Be Accountable In Office?

by Barth Keck | July 19, 2016 9:51pm

I’ve been thinking lately about a certain encounter I had with a student early in my teaching career.

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July 18, 2016

Republicans Challenge Insurance Commissioner Over Open Records Law

by Christine Stuart | July 18, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo Senate Republicans say Insurance Commissioner Katharine Wade misled them about seeking guidance from the Office of State Ethics and they want the Freedom of Information Commission to penalize her for failing to turn over hundreds of documents related to their FOI request.

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June 30, 2016

Lembo Calls On Insurance Commissioner To Recuse Herself From Merger Review

by Christine Stuart | June 30, 2016 6:58pm

State Comptroller Kevin Lembo added his name Thursday to a growing list of advocates and officials asking Insurance Commissioner Katharine Wade to recuse herself from reviewing the Anthem-Cigna merger.

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Court’s Slapdown of Virginia Gov’s Corruption Prosecution Unlikely to Impact Connecticut

by Steve Majerus-Collins | June 30, 2016 5:30am

Mavrick / Shutterstock.com Though a U.S. Supreme Court decision this week that overturned the corruption conviction of a former Virginia governor raised questions about whether state efforts to clean up its government could prove vulnerable, it appears the ruling’s focus has little direct bearing on Connecticut’s statutes.

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June 24, 2016

OP-ED | For Katharine Wade, A Moment of Introspection Is In Order

by Terry Cowgill | June 24, 2016 5:29am

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In all the years I’ve been writing about government, I’ve never been able to answer one question: why are otherwise smart people so blind to their own conflicts of interest?

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June 21, 2016

Comment Period On Insurance Commissioner Starts

by Christine Stuart | June 21, 2016 1:41pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo The Connecticut Office of State Ethics started a 30-day commenting period in connection with a request from Common Cause to determine whether Insurance Commissioner Katharine Wade’s participation in the Anthem-Cigna merger would violate the state Ethics Code.

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Frustration Over Campaign Settlement Lingers

by Christine Stuart | June 21, 2016 1:10pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo The investigation into whether the Connecticut Democratic Party properly used federal campaign funds to pay for a mailer featuring Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ended last week when the party settled with election regulators.

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June 16, 2016

Ethics Board Agrees To Review Insurance Commissioner

by Christine Stuart | June 16, 2016 2:40pm

Christine Stuart photo The Citizen’s Ethics Advisory Board unanimously agreed to take up a petition Thursday from an advocacy group to look at Insurance Commissioner Katharine Wade’s alleged conflicts, if any, as it pertains to the Anthem-Cigna merger.

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June 15, 2016

Ethics Board Will Get Second Shot At Insurance Commissioner’s Alleged Conflicts of Interest

by Christine Stuart | June 15, 2016 12:00am

CTNewsJunkie file photo (Updated 9 a.m.) The head of a good government group is asking the Citizen’s Ethics Advisory Board to decide if Insurance Commissioner Katharine Wade has an alleged conflict of interest related to the merger of Anthem and Cigna — two of the largest insurance companies in the country.

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May 18, 2016

Discussion on Prescription Drug Costs Leaves Panelists Looking for Answers

by Jack Kramer | May 18, 2016 5:30am

shutterstock State officials, doctors, and pharmaceutical experts held a forum Tuesday to, in the words of one of the panelists, start a conversation on how to stem “the soaring cost of prescription drugs” in Connecticut.

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