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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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April 12, 2016

Body Cameras Will Become Standard, But Finding Funding Is Still Difficult

by Jack Kramer | April 12, 2016 12:10pm

Jack Kramer photo Body cameras will soon be standard operating equipment for all police officers in Connecticut, according to a group of law enforcement and freedom of information experts who participated in a Southern Connecticut State University forum last week.

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April 4, 2016

First Amendment Attorney Starts Open Government Site

by Staff Report | April 4, 2016 4:36pm

Attorney Dan Klau, a leading appellate and First Amendment attorney, launched a site Monday that he hopes will improve government.

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March 31, 2016

Judiciary Committee Approves Two Key Juvenile Justice Reform Bills

by Jack Kramer | March 31, 2016 11:00am

Christine Stuart photo The Judiciary Committee approved two bills this week in an effort to reform the juvenile justice system.

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March 25, 2016

OP-ED | Yes, We Still Need CT-N

by Susan Bigelow | March 25, 2016 10:00am

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Have you heard of CT-N? It’s that channel you flip past which is sometimes showing speakers droning on at hearings, and sometimes showing video of the empty senate chamber while classical music plays. Thanks to a debate over how to fund the network, people have been asking: do we really need them?

We absolutely do.

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March 22, 2016

Committee Approves Bill To Expand TV Coverage of State Government

by Christine Stuart | March 22, 2016 5:29am

Steve Majerus-Collins/CTNJ file photo The General Administration and Elections Committee narrowly approved a bill Monday that would expand television coverage of state government.

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March 18, 2016

Amid Push For Transparency, Few Colleges Reveal Investments

by Collin Binkley | March 18, 2016 2:48pm

Steven Senne / AP/ sunshineweek.rcfp.org BOSTON (AP) — Colleges and universities are under growing pressure from Congress and campus activists to reveal financial investments made through their endowments, but most institutions are standing firm against the idea.

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March 16, 2016

Many State Legislatures Exempt Themselves From Record Laws

by David A. Lieb | March 16, 2016 9:00pm

Julie Smith / News Tribune via AP / sunshineweek.rcfp.org State capitols are often referred to as “the people’s house,” but legislatures frequently put up no-trespassing signs by exempting themselves from public-records laws.

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