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September 23, 2016

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

by Terry Cowgill | Sep 23, 2016 4:29am
Posted to: Analysis | Ethics | FOIA | Insurance | Media Matters | Opinion

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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 | Aug 19, 2016 4:31pm
Posted to: Election Policy | Ethics | FOIA | State Budget

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 | Aug 15, 2016 4:30am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2016 | Election Policy | Equality | FOIA | State Capitol | Essex | Westbrook

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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August 12, 2016

OP-ED | Rowlandesque: Malloy’s Baffling Watchdog Gambit

by Terry Cowgill | Aug 12, 2016 4:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Campaign Finance | Election 2014 | Election Policy | Ethics | FOIA | Opinion | State Budget

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If there’s one rule in politics you can take to the bank, it’s never to behave in a way that invites comparisons to high-profile corrupt politicians who resigned in disgrace. For obvious reasons, whether the epithet is fairly or unfairly hurled, elected officials should avoid being labeled “Nixonian” or the equivalent. It’s sort of bad for your career.

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August 9, 2016

Malloy Has Not Received Subpoena From Federal Investigators

by Christine Stuart | Aug 9, 2016 12:32pm
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2014 | Election Policy | Ethics | FOIA | Transparency

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who has been the focus of a state investigation in the past, seemed to be taking in stride them news of the latest federal grand jury probe into his 2014 fundraising efforts.

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July 26, 2016

Connecticut Cited in Hacked Democratic National Committee Emails

by Christine Stuart | Jul 26, 2016 11:45am
Posted to: Election 2016 | Election Policy | FOIA

CTNewsJunkie file photo It’s nothing scandalous, but Connecticut gets a shout-out from a Democratic National Committee staffer in one of the more than 19,000 hacked emails that were released Sunday before the start of the party’s convention.

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July 18, 2016

Republicans Challenge Insurance Commissioner Over Open Records Law

by Christine Stuart | Jul 18, 2016 4:30am
Posted to: Corporate Watch | Ethics | FOIA | Insurance

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 | Jun 21, 2016 12:10pm
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Courts | Election 2014 | Election Policy | Ethics | FOIA | Transparency

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 | Jun 10, 2016 8:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Economic Development | FOIA | Opinion | Transparency

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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 | Jun 6, 2016 7:59am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Civil Liberties | FOIA | Media Matters | Opinion | Transparency


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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