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August 22, 2014

Medicaid Payment Deferrals May Continue Into Second Quarter

by Christine Stuart | August 22, 2014 3:00pm

cms.hhs.gov The federal government has refused to reimburse the state for its expanded Medicaid coverage this year and despite efforts to come to an agreement, the deferrals may continue into September.

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OP-ED | It’s Past Time for Transparency at the State Department of Education

by Sarah Darer Littman | August 22, 2014 9:24am

As soon as the Hartford Courant reported that a state grand jury had issued a subpoena for “all emails of Commissioner Stefan Pryor since January 2012,” it was obvious the controversial head of the state Department of Education was on borrowed time. Frankly, I’m surprised he survived this long.

From the start, Pryor presided over a culture of cronyism and opacity, rather than the transparency Gov. “Dannel” P. Malloy promised. 

Take his funneling of $255,000 in no-bid contracts through the State Education Resource Center, for example.

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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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