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October 26, 2018

OP-ED | Read the Answers to Candidate Surveys; It May Make you Feel Better

by Susan Bigelow | Oct 26, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Congress | Election 2018 | Opinion | State Capitol | Transparency

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Every election season, news organizations and various interest groups send surveys to candidates to get them them to take actual positions on issues that matter. The responses are worth our time. Not just because we should be informed about who we’re voting for, but because sometimes we need to remember that, away from the soul-draining destructiveness of our national political and cultural war, democracy is still real.

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October 19, 2018

Lamont Releases Taxes, Challenges Stefanowski To Do Same

by Jack Kramer | Oct 19, 2018 1:21pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Taxes | Transparency

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NEW HAVEN, CT — With a little more than two weeks left before the Nov. 6 election, Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ned Lamont released his last five years of state and federal tax returns and challenged Republican Bob Stefanowski to follow suit.

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September 26, 2018

Griebel Releases Taxes, Gets Up On TV

by Christine Stuart | Sep 26, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Media Matters | State Capitol | Transparency

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HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 7 a.m.) Oz Griebel, who petitioned his way onto the ballot as an unaffiliated candidate, is the first gubernatorial candidate to release three years of personal income taxes. It’s unclear if the two major party candidates will follow suit.

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September 25, 2018

Economic Development Official Apologizes For Reporting Errors

by Christine Stuart | Sep 25, 2018 4:30am
Posted to: Economic Development | Jobs | Transparency

HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s chief economic development official told three legislative committees Monday that she’s “embarrassed” by the mistakes her agency made in reporting information on tax credits and incentives to state auditors earlier this year.

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September 21, 2018

Survey Finds Legislators Responsible For Most Sexual Harassment At Capitol

by Christine Stuart | Sep 21, 2018 9:00am
Posted to: Equality | Ethics | State Capitol | Transparency

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HARTFORD, CT — An anonymous survey of 593 employees, legislators, lobbyists, and others who work at the state Capitol complex found most of the sexual harassment experienced in the building both past and present is being perpetrated by legislators.

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September 19, 2018

Nappier Says Drafting Error Will Constrain Bonding Capacity; Malloy Administration Calls Attorney

by Christine Stuart | Sep 19, 2018 2:52pm
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol | Transparency

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HARTFORD, CT — State Treasurer Denise Nappier informed legislative leaders Wednesday that they inadvertently reduced the state’s bonding capacity by failing to include certain exemptions in the budget adjustment it passed in the final hours of the legislative session.

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Malloy Seeks to Clarify ‘Pesky Facts’ In Era of False Claims

by Christine Stuart | Sep 19, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Media Matters | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol | Transparency | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT — With the spotlight on the gubernatorial contest, outgoing Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy sought to correct the record regarding a few things that have been said recently during the debates.

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June 29, 2018

OP-ED | Inept to the Bitter End

by Susan Bigelow | Jun 29, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Analysis | The Economy | Ethics | Jobs | Opinion | Sports | State Capitol | Transparency

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We interrupt your regularly scheduled worrying about the decline of American democracy to remind you that the Connecticut legislature is still completely hopeless.

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June 27, 2018

Public Hearing Transcription Decision Postponed

by Christine Stuart | Jun 27, 2018 10:25am
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

Lembo Unveils DIY Revenue Calculator

by Christine Stuart | Jun 7, 2018 12:12pm
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | Transparency

HARTFORD, CT — Ever wonder what would happen to Connecticut’s overall budget picture if you lowered the gas tax, implemented tolls, and legalized marijuana? Or what would happen if you eliminated the personal income tax?

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