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September 28, 2016

Long-awaited Efficiency Panel Finally Formed

by Christine Stuart | September 28, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo It went largely unnoticed for almost a year until a reporter started asking questions about it, but the last member of the Efficiency Planning Task Force was finally appointed this week.

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September 23, 2016

OP-ED | Budget Changes Hamstring Good Government

by Sarah Darer Littman | September 23, 2016 8:00am

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News that most of the Legislature’s Program Review and Investigations Committee staff would be assigned to other legislative support offices is being billed as a cost-saving measure. Five analysts are being moved to the Auditors of Public Accounts and the five others are being transferred elsewhere.

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September 2, 2016

Connecticut Collects $1.1M in Fines From Unlicensed, Out-Of-State Businesses

by Kristi Allen | September 2, 2016 11:16am

CTNewsJunkie file photo State officials say Connecticut has collected $1.1 million in fines from 240 out-of-state businesses that operated here without a license during the last fiscal year.

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August 22, 2016

How Does Connecticut Measure Up In Fight Against Cancer?

by Jack Kramer | August 22, 2016 4:00pm

Connecticut is getting mixed reviews in its fight against cancer, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society Action Network.

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August 18, 2016

Murphy to Trump: Release Your Tax Return

by Christine Stuart | August 18, 2016 5:18pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo There is no law requiring presidential candidates to release their individual tax returns to the public, but Democratic Sens. Ron Wyden of Oregon and Chris Murphy of Connecticut think there should be, especially if Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump isn’t going to keep with the tradition.

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August 16, 2016

Fasano Requests Formal Opinion On Watchdog Funding

by Christine Stuart | August 16, 2016 2:25pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano has requested a formal opinion from Attorney General George Jepsen regarding the Malloy administration’s plan to withhold funding from three watchdog agencies.

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August 10, 2016

Election Regulators Experience Backlog As Funding Disappears

by Christine Stuart | August 10, 2016 4:17pm

New Haven Register file photo (Updated 7:51 p.m.) When Tom Banisch filed an election complaint against Sen. Ted Kennedy Jr.’s campaign on Oct. 27, 2014, Banisch, then the Madison RTC chairman, expected that the matter would be settled before the 2016 election.

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August 9, 2016

Malloy Has Not Received Subpoena From Federal Investigators

by Christine Stuart | August 9, 2016 1:32pm

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who has been the focus of a state investigation in the past, seemed to be taking in stride them news of the latest federal grand jury probe into his 2014 fundraising efforts.

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August 4, 2016

Lawmakers, Advocates Defend Watchdog Agencies

by Christine Stuart | August 4, 2016 4:55pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo Rep. Toni Walker, co-chairwoman of the legislature’s Appropriations Committee, “vehemently disagreed” Thursday with the Malloy administration’s interpretation of a 2004 law protecting three watchdog agencies.

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Two Republican Lawmakers Refuse To Sign SEEC Settlement

by Christine Stuart | August 4, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo Two Republican lawmakers told state election regulators Wednesday that they’re refusing to sign a settlement agreement forcing them to admit they violated an advisory opinion when they mentioned Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in their 2014 campaign materials.

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