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July 19, 2017

Wage Contracts Released To Republicans

by Christine Stuart | July 19, 2017 12:59pm

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 | July 18, 2017 5:30am

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 | June 29, 2017 5:30am

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 | June 15, 2017 4:00pm

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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 | June 9, 2017 1:48pm

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 | March 29, 2017 5:30am

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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October 31, 2016

14 General Assembly Candidates Pledge To Protect Connecticut’s FOI Law

by Jack Kramer | October 31, 2016 12:00pm

Eleven House of Representative and three state Senate candidates have either signed up or expressed an interest in signing a pledge to protect the Freedom of Information Commission.

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September 23, 2016

OP-ED | Striking A Pose For Openness And Efficiency?

by Terry Cowgill | September 23, 2016 5:29am

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Two stories surfaced last week that shed light on the way state government operates and the low regard some officials have for those who act as watchdogs for the people.

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August 19, 2016

Malloy Relents, Restores Funding For Watchdog Agencies

by Christine Stuart | August 19, 2016 5:31pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo After criticism from lawmakers and good government groups, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration relented and restored the $183,000 they had proposed to cut from three watchdog agencies.

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August 15, 2016

Complaints Filed Regarding Use of Official Caucus Website For Campaign

by Christine Stuart | August 15, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo Essex First Selectman Norm Needleman, who is challenging Republican state Sen. Art Linares for his 33rd Senate district seat, filed a complaint against Linares’ campaign Friday with four state offices, including election regulators and the chief state’s attorney.

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