Connecticut Gets Downgraded, But Maintains Passing Grade for Accountability – CTNewsJunkie.com

By Christine Stuart In a data-driven assessment of state government accountability and transparency, Connecticut received a C minus from the Center for Public Integrity. That’s worse than the B it received from the organization in 2012 — the first time Continue reading Connecticut Gets Downgraded, But Maintains Passing Grade for Accountability – CTNewsJunkie.com

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

Republicans Criticize Seizure Of Election-Enforcement Agency Computer – Hartford Courant

By Jon Lender Republican legislative leaders on Monday protested the recent seizure by the newly created Office of Governmental Accountability of a computer from the state’s elections enforcement agency, saying it confirmed their fears that OGA would interfere with and Continue reading Republicans Criticize Seizure Of Election-Enforcement Agency Computer – Hartford Courant

Seizure Of Election Agency’s Computer Protested As ‘Major Security Breach’ – Hartford Courant

The head of the state’s new government accountability office in recent days ordered the seizure of a computer from the state’s elections enforcement agency — a move that a top election enforcement official calls a “major security breach” because the Continue reading Seizure Of Election Agency’s Computer Protested As ‘Major Security Breach’ – Hartford Courant