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April 22, 2014

Lawmakers Unlikely To Take Action On Public Disclosure, Victim Privacy Bills

by Hugh McQuaid | April 22, 2014 5:30am

CTNJ file photo Lawmakers appear unlikely to act in the remaining two weeks of the session on two pieces of legislation aimed at balancing the privacy of crime victims with Connecticut’s public disclosure law.

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April 16, 2014

The Rowlands’ Political Paper Trail Includes Republicans & Democrats

by Christine Stuart | April 16, 2014 5:29am

Douglas Healey photo Campaign finance records show that in the years following his incarceration, former Gov. John G. Rowland and his wife, Patricia, made several donations to both Democratic and Republican candidates and town committees.

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April 4, 2014

‘Revenge Porn’ Bill Heads to Senate

by Christine Stuart | April 4, 2014 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo The Judiciary Committee gave its approval Wednesday to a bill that would make it a crime to publicly share nude photos or video of a former partner on the Internet or any other public venue.

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April 2, 2014

Dueling FOI Bills Get Sent To Senate

by Hugh McQuaid | April 2, 2014 5:30am

Hugh McQuaid photo Proving how difficult it is to balance victim privacy with public disclosure Tuesday, the Judiciary Committee passed its own proposal to compete with one drafted by the Government Administration and Elections Committee.

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April 1, 2014

Emotions Run High At Hearing on Guardian Ad Litems

by Hugh McQuaid | April 1, 2014 6:00am

Hugh McQuaid photo Legislation changing how child custody cases are handled in Connecticut courts drew emotional testimony Monday from parents who feel wronged by the people the court assigns to represent their children.

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March 11, 2014

Watchdog Agencies Pan Proposal For Central Hearing Office

by Christine Stuart | March 11, 2014 5:30am

CTNJ file photo Some of the nine watchdog agencies who felt that they were under attack when Gov. Dannel P. Malloy consolidated them under the Office of Governmental Accountability were surprised this year when a bill called for further consolidation of their functions.

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March 7, 2014

Dual FOI Hearings Remain On Schedule

by Hugh McQuaid | March 7, 2014 5:47pm

Despite requests to reschedule by open government groups, two legislative committees are poised to move forward with simultaneous public hearings Monday on the same proposal impacting public access to records.

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February 12, 2014

Election Regulators Take Notice of Democratic Party’s Fundraising

by Christine Stuart | February 12, 2014 5:11pm

istockphoto The state Democratic Party’s ability to raise money, especially from state contractors, has not gone unnoticed.

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February 11, 2014

Campus Sexual Assault Bill Gets a Public Hearing

by Hugh McQuaid | February 11, 2014 6:30am

Christine Stuart file photo Lawmakers will hear public testimony Tuesday on proposed legislation to improve how Connecticut’s colleges and universities respond to sexual assaults on their campuses.

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February 3, 2014

Groups Seek Exemptions To Connecticut’s Public Records Law

by Hugh McQuaid | February 3, 2014 1:00pm

CTNJ file photo Proposals to change the Freedom of Information Act are on the legislative table again this year in addition to the recommendations of the recently-concluded task force on privacy and public disclosure.

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