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April 9, 2018

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

by Christine Stuart | Apr 9, 2018 4:30am
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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May 4, 2017

Senate Gives Final Passage To Three Bills Wednesday

by Christine Stuart | May 4, 2017 8:58am
Posted to: Education | Town News | Insurance | Quasi-Public | State Capitol

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT— The House and Senate may not have a budget, but they’ve been able to give final passage to a few bills already this year.

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April 26, 2017

Good Government Group Grades The Fiscal Transparency of Special Districts

by Jack Kramer | Apr 26, 2017 5:39am
Posted to: Quasi-Public | Transparency | Hartford

Report cover HARTFORD, CT — They’re outside the traditional forms of local or state government, but so-called special districts spend more than $200 billion annually.

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May 6, 2016

Public Health Officials Continue To Warn Against Travel to Zika-Affected Countries

by Christine Stuart | May 6, 2016 3:17pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Congress | Health Care | Public Health | Quasi-Public | BDL

Christine Stuart photo Four Connecticut residents, including one pregnant woman, have been infected by the Zika virus after traveling to Zika-affected countries.

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April 28, 2016

OP-ED | Public Retirement Option Needed, But Will It Grow Into A Monster?

by Terry Cowgill | Apr 28, 2016 4:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Opinion | Poverty | Quasi-Public

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It’s something almost all of us should be worrying about. Unless you’re young, independently wealthy or have a good government job or the equivalent in the private sector, you’re probably wondering how you’re going to survive when you can’t work anymore.

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April 26, 2016

House Sends Public Retirement Bill To Senate

by Christine Stuart | Apr 26, 2016 2:00am
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Equality | Legal | Quasi-Public

Christine Stuart file photo Early Tuesday morning, the House passed a bill that would create a quasi-public agency to administer a retirement system for Connecticut residents who currently may not have one through their employer.

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April 19, 2016

Senate Approves Bill Aimed At Addressing Concerns Over Bottling Company

by Jack Kramer | Apr 19, 2016 6:54pm
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Local Politics | Public Health | Quasi-Public | Bloomfield

Christine Stuart photo The Senate voted 24-11 Tuesday in favor of a bill that prioritizes residential water customers over commercial bottling companies during a drought.

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March 28, 2016

Committee Approves Bill to Align Public Water Fluoridation With New Federal Recommendations

by Jack Kramer | Mar 28, 2016 10:00am
Posted to: Consumer Protection | Health Care | Public Health | Poverty | Quasi-Public

shutterstock The Public Health Committee unanimously approved a bill that would align the state’s water fluoridation standards with a federal recommendation issued last year, and also lower the maximum amount of fluoride that could be placed in the state’s public drinking water.

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March 18, 2016

OP-ED | MDC-Niagara Debacle Breeds Deep Cynicism

by Terry Cowgill | Mar 18, 2016 4:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | Jobs | Opinion | Quasi-Public | Bloomfield

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The military has all kinds of colorful terms for situations that turn into disasters of varying degrees. Unfortunately — or fortunately, depending on your point of view — most of them can’t be repeated here.

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March 11, 2016

Clean Water Advocates Take Their Fight To the Capitol

by Christine Stuart | Mar 11, 2016 2:33pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Environment | Manufacturing | Public Health | Quasi-Public | State Capitol | Transparency | Weather | Bloomfield

Christine Stuart photo Clean water advocates packed a legislative hearing room Friday to support legislation that would eliminate a discount a regional water authority gave to a bottling company with plans to set up shop in Bloomfield.

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