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February 21, 2018

Fiscal Commission Reveals Its Donor List

by Christine Stuart | Feb 21, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Ethics | FOIA | Nonprofits | State Budget

Courtesy of CT-N

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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January 26, 2018

Connecticut General Assembly Will Examine Its Sexual Harassment Policy

by Christine Stuart | Jan 26, 2018 5:30am
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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November 17, 2017

OP-ED | In Era of Mass Murder, Second Amendment Advocate An Unlikely Hero

by Terry Cowgill | Nov 17, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Civil Liberties | FOIA | Law Enforcement | Legal | Opinion | Public Safety | Transparency | West Hartford

screengrab from Michael Picard's youtube video
Few things are more painful to me than the abuse of power, or incompetence in the execution of that power. The consequences for those affected by such malfeasance and clumsiness are so great as to demand a sense of outrage from us all.

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November 13, 2017

CT-N Back On The Air

by Christine Stuart | Nov 13, 2017 12:30pm
Posted to: FOIA | Media Matters | State Budget | State Capitol | Transparency

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie photo HARTFORD, CT — It’s been in reruns since Nov. 2, but the Connecticut Television Network was back on the air and streaming live at CT-N.com Monday morning.

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July 19, 2017

Wage Contracts Released To Republicans

by Christine Stuart | Jul 19, 2017 11:59am
Posted to: FOIA | Labor | State Budget | Transparency

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 3:22 p.m.) Less than 24 hours after a coalition of unions announced they had ratified a $1.57 billion concession package, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration sent the more than 30 wage contracts for the individual bargaining groups to legislative leaders.

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July 18, 2017

Down To The Wire, Republican Leader’s Request For Contracts Is Ignored

by Christine Stuart | Jul 18, 2017 4:30am
Posted to: FOIA | Labor | Legal | State Capitol | Transparency | Special Session | Pensions

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s state employee unions finished voting on an extension of health and pension benefits and nearly three dozen wage contracts Monday. The tally is expected to be announced later today.

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June 29, 2017

FOI Commission Cuts Fine, But Upholds Decision Against Insurance Commissioner

by Christine Stuart | Jun 29, 2017 4:30am
Posted to: FOIA | Insurance

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The Freedom of Information Commission cut in half Wednesday the civil penalty its staff had initially sought to levy against Insurance Commissioner Katharine Wade for failing to turn over documents related to a merger.

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June 15, 2017

OP-ED | The Legislature Should Not Censor CT-N

by Dan Klau | Jun 15, 2017 3:00pm
Posted to: Analysis | FOIA | Media Matters | Opinion | State Budget | Taxes

ct-n
The Connecticut General Assembly recently issued a Request for Proposals concerning the operation of CT-N — the Connecticut Television Network. As presently written, this RFP would dramatically restrict CT-N’s ability to cover Executive and Judicial Branch proceedings, which CT-N has covered for many years. Even more startling, the RFP would give the General Assembly extensive editorial control over the content of CT-N programming.

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June 9, 2017

FOI Commission Is Asked To Penalize Insurance Commissioner

by Christine Stuart | Jun 9, 2017 12:48pm
Posted to: FOIA | Insurance

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — A draft decision by the Freedom of Information Commission seeks to fine Connecticut’s Insurance Commissioner Katharine Wade $1,000 for withholding information regarding the now failed Aetna-Humana merger.

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March 29, 2017

FOIA Complaint Explores Use of Social Media By Public Officials

by Jack Kramer | Mar 29, 2017 4:30am
Posted to: Courts | FOIA | Legal | Transparency | Tribes

Courtesy of LinkedIn HARTFORD, CT — The Freedom of Information Commission is close to deciding whether a former top banking official violated Connecticut’s open record laws when he deleted social media posts about the Otoe-Missouria Tribal Nation.

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