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March 23, 2018

OP-ED | The Avon Episode: Can Boughton’s Candidacy Survive?

by Terry Cowgill | Mar 23, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Election 2018 | Ethics | Opinion | Avon

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For Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, traveling last year to Pittsburgh for surgery to remove a benign brain tumor was a life-changing event. Fortunately, he came out of that operation in good shape and pronounced himself ready to face the rigors of campaigning for governor.

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February 21, 2018

Fiscal Commission Reveals Its Donor List

by Christine Stuart | Feb 21, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Ethics | FOIA | Nonprofits | State Budget

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HARTFORD, CT — The Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth, which was formed to come up with recommendations on how to improve Connecticut’s stagnant economy, released information Tuesday about the $300,000 in donations that made its research possible.

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February 9, 2018

OP-ED | Few Risks As Connecticut Delegation Attacks GOP Over Nunes Memo

by Terry Cowgill | Feb 9, 2018 1:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Congress | Ethics | Law Enforcement | Media Matters | Opinion | White House


In recent years, Connecticut has had some loudmouths among its congressional delegation. After all, Sen. Richard Blumenthal and his predecessor in the seat, Joe Lieberman, honed their skills as state attorneys general, an office that functioned as a PR factory for both of them.

Both men loved media attention. Indeed, the space between Blumenthal and a TV camera has long been labeled the most dangerous piece of real estate in Connecticut — that is, unless Chuck Schumer is visiting.

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January 26, 2018

Connecticut General Assembly Will Examine Its Sexual Harassment Policy

by Christine Stuart | Jan 26, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Equality | Ethics | FOIA | State Capitol

Christine Stuart / ctnewsunkie HARTFORD, CT — The Connecticut General Assembly will reflect this year on its sexual harassment policy for lawmakers and employees at the state Capitol complex.

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December 11, 2017

DC NEWS JUNKIE | GOP Seeks Tax Cut Deal; Himes Presses for Trump Jr. Subpoena; Senators Split

by Peter Urban | Dec 11, 2017 1:30pm
Posted to: Business | US Foreign Policy | Congress | DC News Junkie | Election 2017 | Ethics | Federal Budget | White House

Orhan Cam via Shutterstock House and Senate Republican leaders are looking to quickly reach consensus on an overhaul of tax policy this week in hopes of sending a final bill to President Donald Trump before year’s end.

Both chambers have approved separate tax measures and must now negotiate a final bill that would be brought before the House and Senate — without amendment — for a final up-or-down vote.

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November 17, 2017

Blumenthal Calls Al Franken Behavior ‘Repugnant’

by Peter Urban | Nov 17, 2017 6:02pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Ethics

CHRISTINE STUART / CTNEWSJUNKIE Senator Richard Blumenthal told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that Minnesota Senator Al Franken had engaged in “repugnant” behavior during a 2006 USO tour when he is accused of forcibly kissing and groping a fellow female performer.

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September 5, 2017

UConn and Father-and-Son Football Coaches Appeal Ethics Decision

by Christine Stuart | Sep 5, 2017 11:30am
Posted to: Ethics | Sports

ASPEN PHOTO VIA SHUTTERSTOCK HARTFORD, CT — The University of Connecticut, the school’s head football coach, Randy Edsall, and Edsall’s son, Corey, are appealing a decision by the Citizen’s Ethics Advisory Board, which concluded that Edsall violated state ethics laws by negotiating a deal to allow his son to be hired as an assistant coach.

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June 22, 2017

$25 Million And Counting

by Christine Stuart | Jun 22, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Business | Campaign Finance | Ethics | State Capitol

shutterstock Lobbyists spent $25 million this year trying to push their issues over the legislative finish line, according to reports filed with the Office of State Ethics.

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May 26, 2017

OP-ED | Roger Ailes Left an Indelible Mark on TV Journalism - Unfortunately

by Barth Keck | May 26, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Ethics | Media Matters | Opinion | Poll

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If Facebook has taught me anything, it’s that thoughtful political debate is an endangered species. People now just dig in their heels, broadcast their opinions, and don’t budge an inch.

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May 12, 2017

OP-ED | Capital Prep Admissions Debacle Teaches Valuable Lessons

by Barth Keck | May 12, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Education | Ethics | Opinion | Sports | Hartford

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The first news bomb hit on May 3 when the Hartford Courant reported “10 cases of student-athletes who were admitted” to Hartford’s Capital Preparatory Magnet School “outside the blind lottery system.”

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