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April 9, 2018

Auditors Seek Access To DOC Contract, Involve Attorney General’s Office

by Christine Stuart | Apr 9, 2018 11:36am
Posted to: FOIA | Law Enforcement | Legal | Transparency

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HARTFORD, CT — The Auditors of Public Accounts asked the attorney general for help obtaining a Correction Department report on inmate medical care.

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State Gov’t Not Immune to NDAs and Big Severance Payouts

by Christine Stuart | Apr 9, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Ethics | FOIA | Quasi-Public | State Capitol | Transparency | Pensions

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HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty’s non-disclosure agreement with a former aide may have made headlines recently, but it’s not unique to Congress or even Connecticut state government.

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March 12, 2018

Ambitious Agenda For Black and Puerto Rican Caucus

by Christine Stuart | Mar 12, 2018 12:50pm
Posted to: Education | Equality | Federal Budget | FOIA | Housing | Jobs | Law Enforcement

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HARTFORD, CT — The Black and Puerto Rican Caucus has a wide ranging list of priorities this legislative session from finding funding for Puerto Rican families displaced by the hurricane last year to increasing the number of minority teachers in schools and ensuring better medical care for the incarcerated population.

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February 21, 2018

Fiscal Commission Reveals Its Donor List

by Christine Stuart | Feb 21, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Ethics | FOIA | Nonprofits | State Budget

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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 6:30am
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 6:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Civil Liberties | FOIA | Law Enforcement | Legal | Opinion | Public Safety | Transparency | West Hartford

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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 1:30pm
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 12:59pm
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 5:30am
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 5:30am
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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