December 5, 2014
by Terry D. Cowgill | December 5, 2014 5:30am
Every now and then something happens that makes me say to myself, “Thank goodness I live in America.” No, we’re not talking about a particularly uplifting story, but one of attempted censorship, before the fact, right here in Connecticut.
November 7, 2014
by Terry D. Cowgill | November 7, 2014 5:30am
Aside from the fact that the state woke up and decided not to put in the governor’s mansion an erratic financier who wouldn’t tell us what he’d do if elected, voters who rose Wednesday morning had something else to be grateful for: Comptroller Kevin Lembo was re-elected.
October 28, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | October 28, 2014 8:51am
Comptroller Kevin Lembo and petitioning gubernatorial candidate Joe Visconti were among the 10 percent of Connecticut candidates who have signed a pledge to support the Freedom of Information Act, according to an open government advocacy group.
Tags: Kevin Lembo, Joe Visconti, James Smith, FOIA, transparency, dh
October 9, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | October 9, 2014 10:54am
July 11, 2014
by Terry D. Cowgill | July 11, 2014 4:30am
UConn Foundation Has Become A Slush Fund For Frivolity, Shielded From Public Scrutiny
Why do people hate hypocrisy so much? After all, there are worse sins. Robbing a convenience store or gunning down a bunch of schoolchildren comes to mind, for example. Yet when public officials say one thing and do another, it gets the blood boiling like nothing else.
July 8, 2014
by Christine Stuart | July 8, 2014 4:30am
Last week, the Washington Post reported that former Secretary of the State Hillary Clinton was paid more than $251,250 to speak to 2,300 students at the University of Connecticut in April. The news has at least two gubernatorial candidates crying foul, while Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the foundation defended the decision.
June 12, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | June 12, 2014 4:18pm
May 6, 2014
by CT Post | May 6, 2014 2:31pm
Chris Powell, of the state Council of Freedom of Information and the Journal Inquirer, emailed council members to share the FOI cartoon above from Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Matt Davies. Powell said the Connecticut Post offered it for use by other news publications.
Davies, who draws for Hearst, has more cartoons available at his blog.
Tags: Matt Davies, Hearst, Connecticut Post, FOI, transparency, law enforcement, dh
April 29, 2014
by Christine Stuart | April 29, 2014 7:56pm
April 22, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | April 22, 2014 4:30am