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April 15, 2015

Connecticut Lottery Corp. Makes Its Pitch For Keno

by Cara Rosner | Apr 15, 2015 6:09pm
Posted to: Ethics | Gaming | Town News | Public Safety | Quasi-Public | Taxes | State Capitol

Christine Stuart photo Proponents told members of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee on Wednesday that bringing keno to Connecticut is essential to keeping the state’s lottery competitive with other states’, while opponents decried the game as a short-sighted and ill-advised way to generate revenue.

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April 8, 2015

Senate Blocks Closure of College Campus

by Christine Stuart | Apr 8, 2015 11:30pm
Posted to: Education | Town News | Meriden | Middletown | Quasi-Public | State Budget

Courtesy of Senate Democrats The state Senate unanimously blocked the planned closure of a satellite community college campus Wednesday and in the process sent a message to the Board of Regents that future campus closures will require legislative approval.

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March 31, 2015

Bills Seeking More Transparency From UConn Foundation Die in Committee

by Elizabeth Regan | Mar 31, 2015 4:16pm
Posted to: Education | FOIA | Quasi-Public | Transparency

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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December 18, 2014

OP-ED | Health IT In Connecticut - Learning From Mistakes

by Ellen Andrews | Dec 18, 2014 5:57pm
Posted to: Health Care | Opinion | Health Care Opinion | Quasi-Public | Transparency

A wise advocate once told me that if I have a problem with wasting money, I should find a different profession. The latest example of that truth is HITE-CT, a quasi-public entity created in statute to develop a system of health information exchange (HIE) for our state. HITE-CT was dissolved by the legislature this year after wasting $4.3 million in federal grants and four years without accomplishing anything.

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November 29, 2013

OP-ED | Why CRRA Has Been A Disaster

by Terry Cowgill | Nov 29, 2013 6:29am
Posted to: Energy | Environment | Opinion | Quasi-Public | Hartford

Most capitalists have an abiding belief that the private sector operates with greater efficiency than the government. And they’re largely correct. Government doesn’t have to worry as much about the bottom line and thus is less oriented toward fiscal prudence. Government, for example, often offers above-market compensation packages to its employees.

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