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April 27, 2016

Residents Push For House Vote On Water Bill

by Steve Majerus-Collins | April 27, 2016 4:27pm

STEVE MAJERUS-COLLINS / ctnewsjunkie A measure that would hinder a plan to sell discounted water to a private bottler in Bloomfield may never reach the House floor before the session ends next week.

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April 19, 2016

Connecticut Will Offer Real-Time Election Results This November

by Christine Stuart | April 19, 2016 7:44pm

Christine Stuart photo They’ve been working on it for more than five years, but Secretary of the State Denise Merrill said they’ve finished development of a real-time election results reporting system that works for Connecticut.

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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 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

Committee Passes Two Bills Related to Controversial MDC-Niagra Deal

by Christine Stuart | March 18, 2016 6:08pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo The legislature’s Planning and Development Committee on Friday approved a bill that prioritizes residential water customers over commercial bottling companies during a drought, and also another bill to make the local tax abatement process for developers more transparent for taxpayers.

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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 17, 2016

Connecticut Democratic Party Objects To Election Regulator’s Testimony

by Christine Stuart | March 17, 2016 5:30am

The Connecticut Democratic Party wants to make sure Superior Court Judge Antonio Robaina wasn’t prejudiced by what the head of the State Elections Enforcement Committee said about pending legislation.

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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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