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September 18, 2013

Chairman Makes Passionate Plea To Keep Crime Evidence Private

by Hugh McQuaid | September 18, 2013 4:34pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo A chairman of a state panel tasked with balancing victim privacy and public transparency gave emotional and personal testimony Wednesday in favor of restricting disclosure of some law enforcement records.

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September 17, 2013

Rowland to Foley: ‘Politics 101, the Candidate Does Not Sling the Mud’

by Hugh McQuaid | September 17, 2013 7:00am

Christine Stuart file photo Former Gov. John Rowland offered Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley some political advice Monday on his radio show, calling the ethical allegations Foley recently leveled at the current governor “a little bizarre.”

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September 15, 2013

In TV Interview, Foley Accuses Malloy of Ethical Challenges

by Christine Stuart | September 15, 2013 2:39pm

Screengrab of video When he announced his exploratory campaign for governor earlier this week Republican Tom Foley made some sweeping statements about Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s ethics, but he refused to offer any specifics. On “Face the State” Sunday he offered up at least four examples of “things that are believed,” about Malloy’s administration.

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September 3, 2013

OP-ED | Technology, News, and Nostalgia

by Barth Keck | September 3, 2013 1:00am

A recent camping trip got me thinking about newspapers, and not just because I had to go several days without my morning paper. After waking up one brisk morning, I began crumpling old newspapers to start a fire.

“What will I use to start fires once newspapers disappear?” I wondered.

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August 21, 2013

Task Force Member Urges Caution Regarding Secrecy

by Hugh McQuaid | August 21, 2013 3:50pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo A member of the legislature’s panel tasked with balancing transparency and victim privacy expressed concern Wednesday that the group’s membership is weighted too heavily in favor of reducing public access to information.

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August 1, 2013

Positions Vary After Newtown FOI Panel’s First Meeting

by Hugh McQuaid | August 1, 2013 3:13pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo A legislative panel considering privacy and government transparency issues raised by the Newtown shooting began working Thursday with advocates on both sides of the controversial issue favoring very different outcomes.

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July 5, 2013

Happy Independence Day

by Staff Report | July 5, 2013 1:02am

Happy July 4th.

CTNewsJunkie will be taking Thursday and Friday off to enjoy our friends and family and unwind a little from the hectic legislative session. That means there will be no Morning Coffee & Politics or Friday Night Fix from Thursday through Monday. We’re going to rest for the next few days. Our email will resume on Tuesday morning, July 9.

June 17, 2013

ANALYSIS | What Does the NSA Surveillance Mean For You?

by Lon Seidman | June 17, 2013 5:30am

Yale constitutional law scholar Anjali Dalal suggests that when it comes to grilling the National Security Agency on domestic surveillance programs, it’s all about how one asks the question.

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June 5, 2013

Legislative Session Starts & Ends With Sandy Hook

by Hugh McQuaid | June 5, 2013 2:12am

Christine Stuart photo The General Assembly approved a bill Wednesday morning that exempts crime scene photos of murder victims, including the 26 Newtown victims.

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May 31, 2013

Newtown Families Fight To Keep Crime Scene Photos, Info Secret

by Christine Stuart | May 31, 2013 3:06pm

Christine Stuart photo More than a dozen surviving families of the slain Newtown victims came to the state Capitol to lobby lawmakers in favor of a bill they say will protect their loved ones in death the way they were unable to protect them in life.

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