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July 21, 2014

Senator In Serious Condition At Rhode Island Hospital After Fall

by Staff Report | July 21, 2014 2:21pm

Hugh McQuaid file photo The chairman of the legislature’s Transportation Committee is in serious condition at Rhode Island Hospital after he fell outside his Stonington home early Monday morning at around 2:39 a.m.

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July 18, 2014

OP-ED | Fix the Process

by Brian O'Shaughnessy | July 18, 2014 2:40pm

Soon we will be inundated with messages all saying the wrong thing.

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July 11, 2014

OP-ED | Charter Advocates Give New Meaning To ‘Chutzpah’

by Sarah Darer Littman | July 11, 2014 8:00am

Chutzpah: unbelievable gall; insolence; audacity

The traditional definition of chutzpah is someone who kills his mother and father and then claims being an orphan as a mitigating circumstance.

I’ve been reminded of this word constantly as the FUSE/Jumoke charter scandal unfolded over the last two weeks.

L’Affaire Sharpe has been quite astonishing, because as a mere mortal, not a Crony of Dan Malloy or part of of the Charter Chicanery Circus, I underwent more due diligence than Sharpe to become a creative writing instructor for an after-school program at one of the local elementary schools for the non-hefty fee of a few hundred bucks.

To teach this Afters program, run by the Cos Cob Elementary School PTA, I had to undergo a criminal background check.

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OP-ED | Hillary’s UConn Hypocrisyfest A Blessing in Disguise

by Terry D. Cowgill | July 11, 2014 5:30am

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UConn Foundation Has Become A Slush Fund For Frivolity, Shielded From Public Scrutiny

Why do people hate hypocrisy so much? After all, there are worse sins. Robbing a convenience store or gunning down a bunch of schoolchildren comes to mind, for example. Yet when public officials say one thing and do another, it gets the blood boiling like nothing else.

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July 8, 2014

Hillary Clinton Speaking Fee Raises Questions About UConn Foundation Transparency

by Christine Stuart | July 8, 2014 5:30am

Megan Merrigan file photo Last week, the Washington Post reported that former Secretary of the State Hillary Clinton was paid more than $251,250 to speak to 2,300 students at the University of Connecticut in April. The news has at least two gubernatorial candidates crying foul, while Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the foundation defended the decision.

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July 4, 2014

OP-ED | Rock Cats Move To Hartford Tainted By Secrecy And Incompetence

by Terry D. Cowgill | July 4, 2014 5:30am

Distressed municipalities will often turn to anything they think will help with economic development.

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June 26, 2014

OP-ED | We Need Information to Vote and Govern

by Brian O'Shaughnessy | June 26, 2014 11:32pm

We sometimes forget that government and politics are two different functions. The connection — of course — is that if you win at politics, you get to govern.

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June 13, 2014

Database of State Information Could Trigger Start-Ups

by Madeline Stocker | June 13, 2014 12:00pm

Connecticut's Data Portal A recently-launched database will give Connecticut citizens unprecedented access to widespread amounts of raw government data, information that has been previously unpublished or buried deep in the recesses of agency websites.

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June 11, 2014

Legislative Concepts Were Revived 115 Times

by Hugh McQuaid | June 11, 2014 5:30am

Hugh McQuaid file photo A casual observer could assume that when a bill dies during the legislative session, the concept is finished for the year. But lawmakers proved that theory wrong on 115 different occasions in 2014, according to an annual report.

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June 6, 2014

OP-ED | Provide Access to Economic Change

by Brian O'Shaughnessy | June 6, 2014 10:30am

Change is really hard.

Neither political party will embrace change. It makes sense. There is more money in protecting power. This is an unfortunate fact of life: state, local and federal government spending represents $7 trillion dollars. That is something you protect.

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