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June 27, 2018

Public Hearing Transcription Decision Postponed

by Christine Stuart | Jun 27, 2018 11:25am
Posted to: FOIA | State Capitol | Transparency

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HARTFORD, CT — Weeks after defending a decision to eliminate transcription of the legislature’s public hearings some legislative leaders were beginning to have a change of heart.

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June 7, 2018

Lawmakers Stand Firm On Elimination of Public Hearing Transcripts

by Christine Stuart | Jun 7, 2018 12:30pm
Posted to: FOIA | State Capitol | Transparency

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HARTFORD, CT — Good government advocates continued this week to criticize legislative leaders for ending the practice of transcribing public hearings, but at least two legislative leaders have defended it.

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May 31, 2018

What Did They Say? Legislative Leaders Eliminate Public Hearing Transcripts

by Christine Stuart | May 31, 2018 3:59am
Posted to: FOIA | State Capitol | Transparency

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HARTFORD, CT — Legislative leaders decided without a public hearing to end the longstanding practice of having all its public hearings transcribed.

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April 9, 2018

Auditors Seek Access To DOC Contract, Involve Attorney General’s Office

by Christine Stuart | Apr 9, 2018 11:36am
Posted to: FOIA | Law Enforcement | Legal | Transparency

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HARTFORD, CT — The Auditors of Public Accounts asked the attorney general for help obtaining a Correction Department report on inmate medical care.

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State Gov’t Not Immune to NDAs and Big Severance Payouts

by Christine Stuart | Apr 9, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Ethics | FOIA | Quasi-Public | State Capitol | Transparency | Pensions

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HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty’s non-disclosure agreement with a former aide may have made headlines recently, but it’s not unique to Congress or even Connecticut state government.

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March 12, 2018

Ambitious Agenda For Black and Puerto Rican Caucus

by Christine Stuart | Mar 12, 2018 12:50pm
Posted to: Education | Equality | Federal Budget | FOIA | Housing | Jobs | Law Enforcement

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HARTFORD, CT — The Black and Puerto Rican Caucus has a wide ranging list of priorities this legislative session from finding funding for Puerto Rican families displaced by the hurricane last year to increasing the number of minority teachers in schools and ensuring better medical care for the incarcerated population.

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February 21, 2018

Fiscal Commission Reveals Its Donor List

by Christine Stuart | Feb 21, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Ethics | FOIA | Nonprofits | State Budget

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HARTFORD, CT — The Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth, which was formed to come up with recommendations on how to improve Connecticut’s stagnant economy, released information Tuesday about the $300,000 in donations that made its research possible.

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January 26, 2018

Connecticut General Assembly Will Examine Its Sexual Harassment Policy

by Christine Stuart | Jan 26, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Equality | Ethics | FOIA | State Capitol

Christine Stuart / ctnewsunkie HARTFORD, CT — The Connecticut General Assembly will reflect this year on its sexual harassment policy for lawmakers and employees at the state Capitol complex.

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November 17, 2017

OP-ED | In Era of Mass Murder, Second Amendment Advocate An Unlikely Hero

by Terry Cowgill | Nov 17, 2017 6:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Civil Liberties | FOIA | Law Enforcement | Legal | Opinion | Public Safety | Transparency | West Hartford

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Few things are more painful to me than the abuse of power, or incompetence in the execution of that power. The consequences for those affected by such malfeasance and clumsiness are so great as to demand a sense of outrage from us all.

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November 13, 2017

CT-N Back On The Air

by Christine Stuart | Nov 13, 2017 1:30pm
Posted to: FOIA | Media Matters | State Budget | State Capitol | Transparency

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie photo HARTFORD, CT — It’s been in reruns since Nov. 2, but the Connecticut Television Network was back on the air and streaming live at CT-N.com Monday morning.

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