Recent Comments

bob8/57 wrote:
OP-ED | State Reps Need to Grow Up and Model the Behavior We Expect From Our Kids: “Nice column, well written, with salient points about behavior. Did…”
StillRevolting wrote:
OP-ED | The Sub-$15-an-hour Tax: A 'First' We Don't Need: “So, here’s the plan. We intend to reduce the earning…”
RJEastHartford wrote:
Municipal Leaders Say Struggling Cities and Towns Need State Help: “Politijoe brings forth the points that all working people, wether…”

Social Networks We Use

Categories

CT Tech Junkie Feed

KwickLook Offers Software Tool to Monitor Youngsters’ Internet Activity
Mar 25, 2015 10:30 am
(UPDATED) While it can sometimes seem tricky to navigate parenting in the social media era, one online business is...more »
Attorney General Opens Inquiry into Lenovo ‘Superfish’ Adware
Mar 3, 2015 12:59 am
Attorney General George Jepsen announced Monday that he is launching an inquiry into Lenovo’s installation of...more »

Our Partners

Ethics

April 15, 2015

Connecticut Lottery Corp. Makes Its Pitch For Keno

by Cara Rosner | April 15, 2015 6:09pm

Christine Stuart photo Proponents told members of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee on Wednesday that bringing keno to Connecticut is essential to keeping the state’s lottery competitive with other states’, while opponents decried the game as a short-sighted and ill-advised way to generate revenue.

Continue reading "Connecticut Lottery Corp. Makes Its Pitch For Keno" »

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

April 13, 2015

Nasty Email Causes Judiciary Committee To Come To A Screeching Halt

by Christine Stuart | April 13, 2015 8:22pm

CTNJ file photo Name calling in a weekend email from a Hartford Democrat brought the Judiciary Committee to a halt on Monday only hours before the committee’s deadline to complete its business.

Continue reading "Nasty Email Causes Judiciary Committee To Come To A Screeching Halt" »

Tags: , , , , , ,

April 3, 2015

OP-ED | OMG! The OGA Was Such a Horrible Idea

by Terry Cowgill | April 3, 2015 5:30am

Screenshot courtesy of CT-N

When Gov. Dan Malloy and the Democratic-controlled General Assembly decided in 2011 to consolidate several agencies, including three of the largest autonomous watchdog units, and essentially put them under his control, he was met with cries of well-earned protest from open-government advocates.

Continue reading "OP-ED | OMG! The OGA Was Such a Horrible Idea" »

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

March 31, 2015

Committee Sends Modified Campaign Finance Bill To The Senate

by Christine Stuart | March 31, 2015 12:02pm

In an attempt to reach a compromise with their colleagues in the House, the Senate Democratic caucus modified a campaign finance bill Monday.

Continue reading "Committee Sends Modified Campaign Finance Bill To The Senate" »

Tags: , , , ,

March 30, 2015

Catholic Church Delivers 21,000 Signatures In Opposition to Aid-In-Dying Bill

by Christine Stuart | March 30, 2015 12:11pm

Christine Stuart photo The Connecticut Catholic Public Affairs Conference delivered 21,000 signatures Monday to the legislature’s Judiciary Committee co-chairs.

Continue reading "Catholic Church Delivers 21,000 Signatures In Opposition to Aid-In-Dying Bill" »

Tags: , , , , , , ,

March 25, 2015

OP-ED | It is Time to Place the Public Good Ahead of the Privileged Few

by Timothy Herbst | March 25, 2015 3:00pm

Connecticut residents have weathered their fair share of corruption in government, and as a result hold a certain amount of healthy skepticism for those who hold public office. This is why I am deeply troubled by efforts being undertaken by some elected officials in Bridgeport and Hartford to obfuscate legislation that would prevent a privileged few from financially benefiting from their elected office.

Continue reading "OP-ED | It is Time to Place the Public Good Ahead of the Privileged Few" »

Tags: , , , , , , ,

OP-ED | Feds’ War On Health Care Spending Abuse Needs To Include Medicare Advantage

by Wendell Potter | March 25, 2015 12:20am


Obama Administration Bragging About Anti-fraud Efforts, But Center Report Showed Bigger Dollars Are Being Lost Elsewhere

The Obama administration went to great lengths last week to inform us that it recovered $3.3 billion in fraudulent payments to Medicare health care providers in fiscal year 2014. Officials even went so far as to give an advance copy of their report to The Wall Street Journal, which, like the Center for Public Integrity, has been investigating Medicare fraud and abuse.

Continue reading "OP-ED | Feds’ War On Health Care Spending Abuse Needs To Include Medicare Advantage" »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

March 24, 2015

Former Congressional Candidate Gets 5 Months In Prison

by Jordan Fenster | March 24, 2015 12:31pm

Peter Hvizdak / New Haven Register photo Former congressional candidate Lisa Wilson-Foley was sentenced Tuesday to five months in prison for her role in a scheme to hide former Gov. John G. Rowland’s involvement in her campaign.

Continue reading "Former Congressional Candidate Gets 5 Months In Prison" »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

March 19, 2015

OP-ED | When the State Won’t Let You Die

by Susan Bigelow | March 19, 2015 8:30pm

Do we have the right to die when and how we want, or does that power belong to the state? Connecticut is wrestling with those questions in different ways this week.

Continue reading "OP-ED | When the State Won’t Let You Die" »

Tags: , , , , , ,

Advocates Urge Easier Access To Expensive Drug For Medicaid Patients

by Cara Rosner | March 19, 2015 12:00pm

Shutterstock Advocates for those living with Hepatitis C are urging the state Department of Social Services to ease new criteria patients must meet in order to have an expensive medication covered by Medicaid.

Continue reading "Advocates Urge Easier Access To Expensive Drug For Medicaid Patients" »

Tags: , , , , , , , ,