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April 14, 2015

House Votes to Block Closure of Meriden Campus; Bill Heads to Malloy’s Desk

by Christine Stuart | April 14, 2015 7:34pm

Christine Stuart photo The House followed the state Senate’s lead Tuesday and passed legislation to block the state Board of Regents from closing a satellite community college campus in Meriden. The measure now heads to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s desk.

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April 13, 2015

‘Dark Money’ Group Causes Confusion Over Tribal Lending Complaint

by Christine Stuart | April 13, 2015 2:58pm

Christine Stuart photo A conservative group that is not required to disclose its donors is ramping up its campaign against Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the state Banking Department for action it’s taken regarding two tribal lending organizations.

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April 11, 2015

Judiciary Committee Gives Chief Justice A Thumbs Up

by Elizabeth Regan | April 11, 2015 1:29am

Screengrab CT-N Members of the Judiciary Committee gave Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers a thumbs up Saturday morning after roughly six hours of public testimony both for and against the state’s top judge. 

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April 10, 2015

OP-ED | On Access to Police Records, the People Have Compromised Too Much Already

by James H. Smith | April 10, 2015 3:15pm

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Our state Supreme Court ruled last summer that all anyone needs to know is the name of someone arrested, the date, and where the arrest took place. That’s it. 911 tapes? No way. Crime scene photos? Absolutely not. Race of the person arrested? Nope. Criminal record of the person arrested? No way. Nada. Nothing.

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April 3, 2015

OP-ED | OMG! The OGA Was Such a Horrible Idea

by Terry Cowgill | April 3, 2015 5:30am

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When Gov. Dan Malloy and the Democratic-controlled General Assembly decided in 2011 to consolidate several agencies, including three of the largest autonomous watchdog units, and essentially put them under his control, he was met with cries of well-earned protest from open-government advocates.

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March 31, 2015

Bills Seeking More Transparency From UConn Foundation Die in Committee

by Elizabeth Regan | March 31, 2015 4:16pm

Christine Stuart file photo The University of Connecticut Foundation and its supporters appear to have successfully dodged another round of bills to require more financial transparency from the school’s nonprofit fundraising arm that yielded $81.1 million in 2014.

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March 29, 2015

Ed Committee Jettisons Charter School Moratorium

by Christine Stuart | March 29, 2015 8:48am

CTNJ file photo The legislature’s Education Committee removed language from a bill Friday that would have prohibited the state from opening new charter schools.

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March 27, 2015

Looney Quietly Pitches Statewide Car Tax

by Christine Stuart | March 27, 2015 1:25pm

Christine Stuart file photo Senate President Martin Looney admits it’s an ambitious proposal, but he believes his proposal to create a statewide mill rate for motor vehicle taxes is rational.

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March 25, 2015

OP-ED | It is Time to Place the Public Good Ahead of the Privileged Few

by Timothy Herbst | March 25, 2015 3:00pm

Connecticut residents have weathered their fair share of corruption in government, and as a result hold a certain amount of healthy skepticism for those who hold public office. This is why I am deeply troubled by efforts being undertaken by some elected officials in Bridgeport and Hartford to obfuscate legislation that would prevent a privileged few from financially benefiting from their elected office.

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Connecticut Scores An ‘A’ For Transparency

by Sarah Paduano | March 25, 2015 12:52pm

Sarah Paduano photo Connecticut was ranked as one of the leading states for transparency in government spending, scoring an “A” on a state-by-state report released Wednesday by the ConnPIRG Education Fund.

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