Wade ethics case continuing despite halt to Anthem-Cigna review – CT Mirror

07/21/16 – By Ann Radelat Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Katharine Wade’s decision to suspend her review of the proposed merger between Anthem and Cigna has not gotten her out of hot water. [Read More]

Republicans file FOI complaint against Wade – Journal Inquirer

07/18/16 – By Eric Bedner HARTFORD — Republican lawmakers have filed a freedom-of-information complaint against Insurance Commissioner Katharine Wade and her department for not complying with a June request for information regarding the Cigna and Anthem merger. [Read More]

Legislation would allow for more private meetings – Meriden Record-Journal

03/13/16 – By Andrew Ragali Three decades ago, lawmakers amended a provision in the state’s freedom of information law to prevent public agencies entering executive session to consult with attorneys on general legal matters. A study of the issue at the Continue reading Legislation would allow for more private meetings – Meriden Record-Journal

Group of town, business leaders meets quietly on changes to Wallingford center – Record-Journal

02/08/16 – By Eric Vo A group referred to as a “secret” committee has been meeting with town officials to address issues like parking in the town center and the recommendations of the Plan of Conservation and Development. The panel, Continue reading Group of town, business leaders meets quietly on changes to Wallingford center – Record-Journal

Gov. Malloy: Resolve to Be Transparent – Republican-American

Opinion: Connecticut Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo, in office since 2011, has distinguished himself with his quests to make state government more transparent. Notably, Mr. Lembo, a Democrat, spearheaded laws that give taxpayers closer looks at Connecticut’s general fiscal health and the Continue reading Gov. Malloy: Resolve to Be Transparent – Republican-American

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

Study: Government Transparency Slipping Across Nation – Hartford Courant

By Jon Lender A new national study of integrity in government shows the state slipping from a solid B grade to a lackluster C- since 2012 — but things are so dismal around the rest of the country that Connecticut Continue reading Study: Government Transparency Slipping Across Nation – Hartford Courant

Initial State Dept. review found months-long gap in Clinton emails – The Hill

By Julian Hattem An initial State Department review concluded that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did not send a single work-related email through her personal account for roughly four months during her tenure, though the government claims it has since Continue reading Initial State Dept. review found months-long gap in Clinton emails – The Hill

Finch administration decides to come clean with crime news – Connecticut Post

By Brian Lockhart BRIDGEPORT — As Mayor Bill Finch battles for his political life in the mayoral race, his office has brought aboard another staffer to help manage the administration’s message. On Monday, Finch Communications Director Brett Broesder announced that Continue reading Finch administration decides to come clean with crime news – Connecticut Post

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