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July 26, 2016

Disability Advocates Invested In State Agency’s Transition To A Nonprofit

by Jack Kramer | July 26, 2016 3:15pm

Courtesy of CT-N 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.

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July 15, 2016

OP-ED | UConn’s Alternate Universe

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.

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June 24, 2016

OP-ED | For Katharine Wade, A Moment of Introspection Is In Order

by Terry Cowgill | June 24, 2016 5:29am

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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?

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June 21, 2016

Frustration Over Campaign Settlement Lingers

by Christine Stuart | June 21, 2016 1:10pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo 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.

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June 10, 2016

OP-ED | Dear Hillary: Ditch the ‘Lack of Transparency’ Governor

by Sarah Darer Littman | June 10, 2016 9:00am

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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.”

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OP-ED | Media Watch: What Will Become of The Courant?

by Terry Cowgill | June 10, 2016 5:30am

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Everyone, it seems, loves to hate corporations — unless you’re fortunate enough to have a really good job at one, or you love one of their products. Apple fans can tell you all about that.

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June 9, 2016

Malloy Vetoes Lembo’s Bill Calling for Legislative Evaluation of Business Incentive Programs

by Christine Stuart | June 9, 2016 9:10pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo 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.

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June 6, 2016

OP-ED | Never Secure Or Lucrative, News Reporting Is Needed Now More Than Ever

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.

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June 3, 2016

OP-ED | Lembo Wisely Draws The Line On Crony Capitalism

by Terry Cowgill | June 3, 2016 5:30am

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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.

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May 31, 2016

Malloy Vetoes First Bill of 2016 Session

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.

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