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April 12, 2016

Body Cameras Will Become Standard, But Finding Funding Is Still Difficult

by Jack Kramer | April 12, 2016 12:10pm

Jack Kramer photo Body cameras will soon be standard operating equipment for all police officers in Connecticut, according to a group of law enforcement and freedom of information experts who participated in a Southern Connecticut State University forum last week.

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April 7, 2016

Malloy Bans State-Funded Travel To Mississippi

by Christine Stuart | April 7, 2016 5:30am

Christine Stuart file photo Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is banning state-funded travel to Mississippi following passage of legislation in that state allowing businesses to discriminate against the LGBT community.

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April 5, 2016

OP-ED | Speed of Social Media Brings Increased Opportunity for Inaccuracy in News

by Barth Keck | April 5, 2016 6:14pm

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As students in my Media Literacy class delivered their presentations recently on “The Future of News,” a common theme emerged: Social media has changed the news forever.

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April 4, 2016

First Amendment Attorney Starts Open Government Site

by Staff Report | April 4, 2016 4:36pm

Attorney Dan Klau, a leading appellate and First Amendment attorney, launched a site Monday that he hopes will improve government.

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March 31, 2016

Judiciary Committee Approves Two Key Juvenile Justice Reform Bills

by Jack Kramer | March 31, 2016 11:00am

Christine Stuart photo The Judiciary Committee approved two bills this week in an effort to reform the juvenile justice system.

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March 29, 2016

CT-N Among Casualties of Bipartisan Budget Deal

by Jack Kramer | March 29, 2016 10:47pm

Steve Majerus-Collins/CTNJ file photo One of the victims of the General Assembly’s $220 million budget mitigation plan included a reduction in funding for the television network that covers state government.

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March 25, 2016

OP-ED | Yes, We Still Need CT-N

by Susan Bigelow | March 25, 2016 10:00am

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Have you heard of CT-N? It’s that channel you flip past which is sometimes showing speakers droning on at hearings, and sometimes showing video of the empty senate chamber while classical music plays. Thanks to a debate over how to fund the network, people have been asking: do we really need them?

We absolutely do.

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March 22, 2016

Committee Approves Bill To Expand TV Coverage of State Government

by Christine Stuart | March 22, 2016 5:29am

Steve Majerus-Collins/CTNJ file photo The General Administration and Elections Committee narrowly approved a bill Monday that would expand television coverage of state government.

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March 18, 2016

Amid Push For Transparency, Few Colleges Reveal Investments

by Collin Binkley | March 18, 2016 2:48pm

Steven Senne / AP/ sunshineweek.rcfp.org BOSTON (AP) — Colleges and universities are under growing pressure from Congress and campus activists to reveal financial investments made through their endowments, but most institutions are standing firm against the idea.

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March 16, 2016

Many State Legislatures Exempt Themselves From Record Laws

by David A. Lieb | March 16, 2016 9:00pm

Julie Smith / News Tribune via AP / sunshineweek.rcfp.org State capitols are often referred to as “the people’s house,” but legislatures frequently put up no-trespassing signs by exempting themselves from public-records laws.

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