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July 31, 2015

Auditors Point Out Repeated Mistakes To DCF

by Christine Stuart | July 31, 2015 5:29am

CTNJ file photo The Auditors of Public Accounts released a report Thursday that found that the Department of Children and Families made repeated mistakes when it came to tracking purchases, employee start times, and food.

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July 21, 2015

Republican Leader Says DCF Needs Reform, Questions Commissioner’s Commitment

by Elizabeth Regan | July 21, 2015 12:00pm

Christine Stuart file photo A leading Republican lawmaker is questioning whether Department of Children and Families Commissioner Joette Katz is fully committed to reforming the troubled agency in light of two recent reports citing deficiencies in its operations.

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July 15, 2015

Lembo Launches Searchable Budget Transparency Website

by Christine Stuart | July 15, 2015 1:56pm

Christine Stuart photo It’s the second open government website state Comptroller Kevin Lembo has launched and it’s the first that allows the public to view — without having to download clunky PDF files — how the state is spending its budget.

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July 13, 2015

State To Close Part of Bridgeport Correctional Center

by Christine Stuart | July 13, 2015 5:30am

In concert with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s Second Chance proposal, Correction Department Commissioner Scott Semple announced last week that the department would be closing a portion of the Bridgeport Correctional Center before the end of the month.

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July 10, 2015

OP-ED | Greece, Puerto Rico … Connecticut?

by Susan Bigelow | July 10, 2015 10:00am

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The financial news from around the world is dire, and some are saying Connecticut may be in the same boat before long. That’s not likely, but we ignore the lessons of Greece and Puerto Rico at our own risk.

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OP-ED | Charter Group Applauds Accountability in Updated Charter Law

by Jeremiah Grace | July 10, 2015 8:00am

Connecticut taxpayers invest in a number of public services that make our lives better — police and fire departments for our communities, public parks, roads, and mass transit, and the single most important investment: public education. Charter schools are a member of that public school system, and this year, state lawmakers changed the law to make them even better for taxpayers, communities, and importantly, the families who need them.

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July 9, 2015

Sharkey’s Property Tax Legislation Rides Through in the Budget Implementer

by Christine Stuart | July 9, 2015 2:53pm

Christine Stuart file photo A bill touted by House Speaker Brendan Sharkey that would put student housing and new medical facilities acquired by large hospital networks on the tax rolls for the first time was one of the many concepts buried in a special session budget bill last week.

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July 8, 2015

Governor Signs ‘Historic’ Criminal Justice Reforms Into Law

by Elizabeth Regan | July 8, 2015 4:28pm

Elizabeth Regan photo Two bills addressing criminal justice reforms have been signed into law by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in a move addressing disparities in the way citizens are treated by police and the courts.

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July 7, 2015

Malloy Maintains Optimism Over State Budget

by Christine Stuart | July 7, 2015 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said he didn’t believe the “dust up” over the state budget would impact family-owned jet engine parts manufacturers like Turbine Technologies, but company officials had a different take.

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July 6, 2015

OP-ED | It’s About Choices & Second Chances

by Natasha Wiggins | July 6, 2015 7:21pm

When I heard that my son had received a spot at Achievement First’s Elm City College Prep Elementary School, it felt like my family had been given a second chance at our life in New Haven.

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