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July 19, 2017

Wage Contracts Released To Republicans

by Christine Stuart | Jul 19, 2017 11:59am
Posted to: FOIA | Labor | State Budget | Transparency

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 3:22 p.m.) Less than 24 hours after a coalition of unions announced they had ratified a $1.57 billion concession package, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration sent the more than 30 wage contracts for the individual bargaining groups to legislative leaders.

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July 18, 2017

Down To The Wire, Republican Leader’s Request For Contracts Is Ignored

by Christine Stuart | Jul 18, 2017 4:30am
Posted to: FOIA | Labor | Legal | State Capitol | Transparency | Special Session | Pensions

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s state employee unions finished voting on an extension of health and pension benefits and nearly three dozen wage contracts Monday. The tally is expected to be announced later today.

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July 13, 2017

Malloy Signs Bill Changing Solitary Confinement

by Christine Stuart | Jul 13, 2017 10:36am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Juvenile Justice | Legal | Public Safety | Transparency

Courtesy of the Senate Democrats HARTFORD, CT — One of the last pieces of legislation Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed this year was a bill that prohibits the Corrections Department from putting anyone under the age of 18 in solitary confinement.

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July 10, 2017

Connecticut Continues Focus On Cybersecurity

by Christine Stuart | Jul 10, 2017 12:03pm
Posted to: CT Tech Junkie | The Economy | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector | Energy | Environment | National Security | State Capitol | Transparency

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut is taking a leading role in actively fighting back against cybersecurity attacks, according to state officials.

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July 6, 2017

Connecticut Joins Lawsuit Against DeVos, Education Department

by Christine Stuart | Jul 6, 2017 11:40am
Posted to: Courts | Education | Federal Budget | Transparency | White House

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen is joining 18 other attorneys general in suing U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the U.S. Education Department for abandoning a rule to hold colleges and universities accountable for abusive practices that helped them capitalize on federal student loans.

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Merrill Won’t Comply With Trump Commission Request For Voter Information

by Christine Stuart | Jul 6, 2017 4:30am
Posted to: Election 2016 | Election Policy | Transparency | White House

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, said she’s concluded that complying with a request for information from President Donald Trump’s commission investigating the integrity of the 2016 election “is not in the best interest of Connecticut residents.”

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June 14, 2017

Lembo, Senate Republicans Point Fingers Over Death of Charitable Giving Bill

by Christine Stuart | Jun 14, 2017 4:30am
Posted to: Labor | Nonprofits | Poverty | State Capitol | Transparency

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT —It was considered a small and necessary change to current statute by state Comptroller Kevin Lembo, but after he pointed to Senate Republicans as the reason the legislation died, the Republicans are pushing back

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June 7, 2017

Legislature Limps To The Finish

by Christine Stuart | Jun 7, 2017 5:39pm
Posted to: State Capitol | Transparency

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — In the waning hours of the 2017 legislative session, lawmakers were unable to find much agreement between the two chambers or parties.

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May 17, 2017

House Gives Thumbs Up To Tax Credit Transparency

by Jack Kramer | May 17, 2017 4:18pm
Posted to: Economic Development | State Capitol | Transparency

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT -  Legislation that would toughen oversight of state tax credits and economic incentives unanimously passed the House of Representatives Wednesday.

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April 27, 2017

Bipartisanship Prevails Over Where CT-N’s Cameras Should Be Pointed

by Christine Stuart | Apr 27, 2017 4:30am
Posted to: Media Matters | Transparency

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — They’re unable to agree on a budget, but Republicans and Democrats agree that the Connecticut Television Network cameras should be pointed at them.

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