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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 21, 2016

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 10, 2016

OP-ED | Dear Hillary: Ditch the ‘Lack of Transparency’ Governor

by Sarah Darer Littman | June 10, 2016 9:00am

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What a difference a decade makes. Back in 2004, when then-Mayor Dan Malloy was launching his first exploratory committee for governor, he called for “a fundamental change in our approach to government.” As the first official investigation into corruption charges against Gov. John Rowland continued, that Malloy said, “When government becomes a closed insider game this kind of stuff can play itself out.”

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June 6, 2016

OP-ED | Never Secure Or Lucrative, News Reporting Is Needed Now More Than Ever

by Barth Keck | June 6, 2016 8:59am


It comes as no surprise in this era of Big Data that the top three jobs of 2016 are data scientist, statistician, and information security analyst, according to Career Cast.

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Advocate Calls For Straightforward Approach To Impending Loss of Insurance Coverage

by Christine Stuart | June 6, 2016 5:30am

While the state is promising to help transition nearly 18,000 low-income parents who will lose their transitional Husky A health insurance at the end of July, at least one advocate is questioning whether the state is doing enough to help.

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June 3, 2016

OP-ED | Lembo Wisely Draws The Line On Crony Capitalism

by Terry Cowgill | June 3, 2016 5:30am

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The news last week provoked an uneasy mixture of disgust and resignation. Only weeks after the General Assembly passed a budget that included lay-offs of state employees and cuts in services, the state Bond Commission approved $22 million in loans and grants for the world’s largest hedge fund whose chief is ranked ninth on the Forbes 2016 list of hedge fund managers.

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May 31, 2016

Malloy Vetoes First Bill of 2016 Session

by Christine Stuart | May 31, 2016 10:39pm

After 5 p.m. Tuesday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s office released a list of 45 bills the governor has signed over the past few days and one he vetoed.

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May 13, 2016

OP-ED | GOP Media Stumbles and Lysol For The UConn Foundation

by Terry Cowgill | May 13, 2016 5:30am

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Having been largely shut out of the government since M. Jodi Rell left 990 Prospect Avenue six years ago, the Republicans in the state of Connecticut are easy to make fun of. Despite modest gains in recent years, they still don’t have any seats in Congress, and they control neither legislative house in Hartford and none of the six constitutional offices. Heck, even deep-blue Massachusetts now has a Republican governor again.

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May 9, 2016

Republican Party Chairman Walks Back Decision To Ban Reporter

by Christine Stuart | May 9, 2016 12:41pm

screengrab from video (Updated with video 2:59 p.m.) Republican Party Chairman J.R. Romano didn’t apologize for banning a reporter from the state convention, but he reneged on his decision to ban him Monday in a video posted on the party’s Facebook page.

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May 3, 2016

Bill To Improve Disclosure of UConn Foundation Headed To Governor’s Desk

by Staff Report | May 3, 2016 10:28pm

The University of Connecticut’s nonprofit fundraising arm will have to submit an annual financial report to the General Assembly that would become public record, if Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signs the bill.

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