July 26, 2016
by Jack Kramer | July 26, 2016 3:15pm
At a public hearing Monday on the elimination of the Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities, person after person said it didn’t matter which board represented them as long as it included members who lived with disabilities.
July 15, 2016
by Terry Cowgill | July 15, 2016 5:30am
Why do smart people do dumb things? I ask myself that very question every time I do something stupid, which fortunately isn’t that often. But UConn President Susan Herbst, a successful college administrator who holds a Ph.D. in communication theory and research from the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication, has really taken the concept to new level.
June 24, 2016
by Terry Cowgill | June 24, 2016 5:29am
In all the years I’ve been writing about government, I’ve never been able to answer one question: why are otherwise smart people so blind to their own conflicts of interest?
June 21, 2016
by Christine Stuart | June 21, 2016 1:10pm
The investigation into whether the Connecticut Democratic Party properly used federal campaign funds to pay for a mailer featuring Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ended last week when the party settled with election regulators.
June 10, 2016
by Sarah Darer Littman | June 10, 2016 9:00am
What a difference a decade makes. Back in 2004, when then-Mayor Dan Malloy was launching his first exploratory committee for governor, he called for “a fundamental change in our approach to government.” As the first official investigation into corruption charges against Gov. John Rowland continued, that Malloy said, “When government becomes a closed insider game this kind of stuff can play itself out.”
by Terry Cowgill | June 10, 2016 5:30am
June 9, 2016
by Christine Stuart | June 9, 2016 9:10pm
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vetoed two more bills Thursday, including one that was passed on the last night of session and another that would give a legislative committee the ability to evaluate the state’s tax incentive program for recruiting and retaining businesses.
June 6, 2016
by Barth Keck | June 6, 2016 8:59am
It comes as no surprise in this era of Big Data that the top three jobs of 2016 are data scientist, statistician, and information security analyst, according to Career Cast.
June 3, 2016
by Terry Cowgill | June 3, 2016 5:30am
The news last week provoked an uneasy mixture of disgust and resignation. Only weeks after the General Assembly passed a budget that included lay-offs of state employees and cuts in services, the state Bond Commission approved $22 million in loans and grants for the world’s largest hedge fund whose chief is ranked ninth on the Forbes 2016 list of hedge fund managers.
May 31, 2016
by Christine Stuart | May 31, 2016 10:39pm
After 5 p.m. Tuesday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s office released a list of 45 bills the governor has signed over the past few days and one he vetoed.