Editorial: University’s secret budget – Waterbury Republican-American

In late June, the University of Connecticut board of trustees caused an uproar when it approved a spend-heavy 2015-16 budget without public discussion, and after only 90 minutes of closed-door review by the board’s finance committee. James H. Smith, president Continue reading Editorial: University’s secret budget – Waterbury Republican-American

Editorial: Office of Government Accountability: Why the Meddling? – Hartford Courant

The Office of Governmental Accountability and the nine formerly independent state watchdog agencies that the OGA gobbled up in 2011 have been a lousy fit. The current nasty fight between OGA executive administrator Shelby Brown and Michael Brandi, executive director Continue reading Editorial: Office of Government Accountability: Why the Meddling? – Hartford Courant

OP-ED | Progress On The FOI Front: Sunshine Is The Best Disinfectant – CTNewsJunkie.com

By Terry Cowgill While the freedom-of-information outlook has often been rather grim during the transparency-challenged Malloy administration, the General Assembly’s regular session finished up with some encouraging news. And gosh knows, we could use some. Remember the “Task Force on Continue reading OP-ED | Progress On The FOI Front: Sunshine Is The Best Disinfectant – CTNewsJunkie.com

Editorial: Election Commission Shouldn’t Be Under Governor’s Thumb – Hartford Courant

The Office of Governmental Accountability and the nine formerly independent state watchdog agencies that the OGA gobbled up in 2011 have been a lousy fit. The current nasty fight between OGA executive administrator Shelby Brown and Michael Brandi, executive director Continue reading Editorial: Election Commission Shouldn’t Be Under Governor’s Thumb – Hartford Courant

Simmons calls on Stonington to release McKrell complaint – The Day

By Joe Wojtas Stonington — Selectman Rob Simmons has called on First Selectman George Crouse to release a harassment complaint filed by Public Works Director Barbara McKrell to both he and Selectman Mike Spellman, who is among those named in Continue reading Simmons calls on Stonington to release McKrell complaint – The Day

Malloy says PURA exemption about pragmatism, not secrecy – Journal Inquirer

By Mike Savino HARTFORD — A spokesman for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says legislation protecting communications between members of the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority from disclosure doesn’t violate a pledge the governor signed during the fall campaign to support state Continue reading Malloy says PURA exemption about pragmatism, not secrecy – Journal Inquirer

Press Release: Republican Senators Renew Call for UConn Budget Transparency

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 16, 2015 Republican Senators Renew Call for Greater Transparency in UConn Budget Process Republican legislators today re-emphasized the need for more transparency in the University of Connecticut’s budget process. The UConn Board of Trustees on June Continue reading Press Release: Republican Senators Renew Call for UConn Budget Transparency

Given Chance To Speak Publicly On Budget, Most UConn Trustees Pass – Hartford Courant

By Kathleen Megan When UConn’s board of trustees approved a $1.3 billion budget with no public discussion, it was quickly clear that any questioning took place in an executive session attended by some of the board members. Open government advocates Continue reading Given Chance To Speak Publicly On Budget, Most UConn Trustees Pass – Hartford Courant

Opinion: Transparently secretive – Waterbury Republican-American

Gubernatorial candidate Dan Malloy piously called for giving the public an up-close look at the workings of Connecticut government. When he launched his ultimately unsuccessful 2006 campaign, he promised a transparency-oriented “fundamental change in our approach to government” that would Continue reading Opinion: Transparently secretive – Waterbury Republican-American

Official Accuses Malloy Appointee Of ‘Incompetent’ Handling Of Computer Case – Hartford Courant

By Jon Lender The executive director of the State Elections Enforcement Commission has charged an appointee of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy with incompetence, as part of a festering controversy that began with the seizure of a computer from the commission’s Continue reading Official Accuses Malloy Appointee Of ‘Incompetent’ Handling Of Computer Case – Hartford Courant