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June 15, 2017

OP-ED | The Legislature Should Not Censor CT-N

by Dan Klau | Jun 15, 2017 4:00pm
Posted to: Analysis | FOIA | Media Matters | Opinion | State Budget | Taxes

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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 | Jun 9, 2017 1:48pm
Posted to: FOIA | Insurance

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 | Mar 29, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Courts | FOIA | Legal | Transparency | Tribes

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 | Oct 31, 2016 12:00pm
Posted to: Election 2016 | FOIA | Transparency

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 | Sep 23, 2016 5:29am
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 5:31pm
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 5:30am
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 5:30am
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 1:32pm
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 12:45pm
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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