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March 29, 2013

Newspapers Vs. Municipalities

by Hugh McQuaid | March 29, 2013 12:59pm

Christine Stuart photo Town governments are hoping a renewed focus on municipal mandate relief will see the passage of long-sought changes to expensive legal notice publishing requirements.

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March 27, 2013

CT Gets A C+ On Transparency

by Christine Stuart | March 27, 2013 1:51pm

The state of Connecticut falls in the middle of the pack when it comes to online transparency and access to government spending, according to a state-by-state report by the ConnPIRG Education Fund.

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March 13, 2013

News Station Apologizes For Boob Footage

by Christine Stuart | March 13, 2013 2:32pm

Wednesday was Women’s Day at the state Capitol. It was time for women to discuss public policy and celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women. But that’s not exactly the message Fox 61 Connecticut conveyed during its morning broadcast, which had women’s groups calling for the removal of the story and an apology.

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March 6, 2013

Facebook After Death

by Megan Merrigan | March 6, 2013 6:30am

Is life on Facebook really eternal?

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March 5, 2013

College Newspaper Receives Needed Boost

by Megan Merrigan | March 5, 2013 1:47pm

Facing the prospect of ending their 117 year run, the University of Connecticut’s student run daily newspaper, the Daily Campus, was relieved to have their proposed $6 fee increase approved at last week’s Board of Trustees meeting.

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February 22, 2013

OP-ED | Dodd In The Dark; Esty Sees The Light

by Terry D. Cowgill | February 22, 2013 6:30am

Few politicians are saints. Many are hacks who couldn’t get a job doing anything else. But most are somewhere in between. There is no better example of that simple rule than former-senator-turned lobbyist Christopher J. Dodd.

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February 14, 2013

Expert: Correlation Between Violent Video Games, Mass Shootings Has Yet to be Proven

by Hugh McQuaid | February 14, 2013 11:35pm

Hugh McQuaid photo A well-regarded expert on video game violence told the legislature’s Children’s Committee that there is no correlation between violent video games and mass shootings.

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February 8, 2013

OP-ED | Save Money; Lift The Newspaper Legal Ad Requirement

by Terry D. Cowgill | February 8, 2013 6:30am

From Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s First Five program to helping billionaire hedge fund owners, crony capitalism is alive and well in Connecticut. But who would have thought newspapers would be lining up to keep their share of the goodies?

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February 7, 2013

Watchdog Agencies Prepare For Another Consolidation Battle

by Hugh McQuaid | February 7, 2013 5:11pm

Is a watchdog agency independent if it answers to an administration and shares legal staff with other agencies? It’s a question some agency heads are asking after having a look at the governor’s two-year budget and its accompanying legislation.

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February 1, 2013

It’s Newspapers Versus Municipalities Again

by Hugh McQuaid | February 1, 2013 3:59pm

The Hartford Courant’s publisher testified before a skeptical Planning and Development Committee on Friday in opposition to two bills that would remove a requirement that towns post their legal notices in a daily newspaper.

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