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Bills Seeking More Transparency From UConn Foundation Die in Committee: “Probably because their names or the ones of their backers will show up on the donor list!”
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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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March 24, 2015

Hospital Transparency Bill Moves Forward

by Jordan Fenster | March 24, 2015 5:30am

Jordan Fenster State lawmakers are considering a bill that would require hospital executives to disclose the “salary, severance, stock offering or any financial gain” of its officers, board members, and senior managers when a hospital changes hands.

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March 13, 2015

Lawmakers Seek Compromise on Access to Arrest Records

by Elizabeth Regan | March 13, 2015 2:30pm

CTNJ file photo Less than a year after the state Supreme Court ruled that police could withhold arrest information while criminal prosecutions are ongoing, lawmakers are reviewing a bill that would essentially undo that decision.

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February 26, 2015

UConn Defends Herbst Salary, Objects to Foundation Transparency

by Hugh McQuaid | February 26, 2015 2:44pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo University of Connecticut officials on Thursday defended a decision to use UConn Foundation funds to raise President Susan Herbst’s salary, during a hearing on a proposal that would require more transparency from the nonprofit foundation.

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February 25, 2015

Merrill: Enough is Enough

by Christine Stuart | February 25, 2015 5:06pm

Christine Stuart photo One. That’s the number of people Secretary of the State Denise Merrill believes should be in charge of administering elections in each municipality.

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February 23, 2015

Barnes to Nappier: ‘We Can Not Afford to Over-Budget Your Debt Service’

by Christine Stuart | February 23, 2015 9:47pm

Hugh McQuaid file photo Office of Policy and Management Secretary Benjamin Barnes told state Treasurer Denise Nappier Monday that the administration isn’t backing off its position that debt service will be $325 million lower than her estimate.

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