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June 7, 2018

Lembo Unveils DIY Revenue Calculator

by Christine Stuart | Jun 7, 2018 1:12pm
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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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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May 29, 2018

Hamden Mayor Uses Social Media For Tornado Updates

by Jack Kramer | May 29, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: CT Tech Junkie | Local Politics | Media Matters | Public Health | Public Safety | Transparency | Weather | Hamden | Technology sector

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HAMDEN, CT — Municipal leaders are turning to social media more and more these days to directly communicate with constituents. One of those who is best at it is Hamden Mayor Curt Leng, who takes to Facebook generally several times a day to talk issues with Hamdenites.

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May 25, 2018

Auditors Discover ‘Conflict of Interest’, Overpayments at UConn Health

by Christine Stuart | May 25, 2018 1:49pm
Posted to: Education | Health Care | State Budget | Pensions | Transparency | Farmington

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HARTFORD, CT — The University of Connecticut Health Center increased the salaries of employees who approved a consulting contract for the interim head of the center, rehired retired employees, and paid employees more than they should have been compensated under their contracts, according to the Auditors of Public Accounts.

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May 17, 2018

SeeClickFix Grows Into Role Helping Towns Manage Storm Response

by Jack Kramer | May 17, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Business | CT Tech Junkie | Town News | Hamden | Oxford | Public Safety | Transparency | Weather

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NEW HAVEN, CT — It isn’t just public works crews and utility workers who have had little sleep since Tuesday’s late-afternoon storm hit Connecticut — New Haven-based SeeClickFix has been swamped helping municipalities deal with power outages and downed trees.

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May 7, 2018

Deal Cut to Move Constitutional Amendment On State Land To House

by Jack Kramer | May 7, 2018 2:05pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Economic Development | Environment | State Capitol | Transparency

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HARTFORD, CT — After tabling debate on the bill this weekend, the Senate passed a bill Monday proposing a constitutional amendment to protect state lands from being sold or given away without public input.

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April 24, 2018

Auditors Find That Economic Development Agency Doesn’t Have Good Data

by Christine Stuart | Apr 24, 2018 2:35pm
Posted to: Economic Development | Transparency

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HARTFORD, CT — The Auditors of Public Accounts released an interim report Tuesday that found the Department of Economic and Community Development, which is in charge of giving out loans and grants to businesses, is not collecting accurate data about its economic assistance programs or the number of jobs created.

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April 12, 2018

Lawmakers Work To Get Drug Pricing, Mental Health Parity Over Finish Line

by Christine Stuart | Apr 12, 2018 2:16pm
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Insurance | Transparency

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HARTFORD, CT —With 20 working days left in the legislative session, lawmakers are making a big push for legislation that would improve mental health parity and make drug prices more transparent.

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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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