By Tucker Ives
Text messages between members of Gov. Dannel Malloy’s staff pulled back the curtain on the controversial firing of the longtime labor-relations chief. This comes as New Jersey’s “bridgegate” scandal is back in the news, which also featured text messages and emails that were made public. Why do state officials leave paper trails at all?
This hour on our weekly news roundtable The Wheelhouse we discuss that story, plus a recent amendment to a bill has transparency advocates scratching their heads. Also, grants from the National Science Foundation to the University of Connecticut have been frozen after it was discovered professors used the money to purchase equipment from a company they had a stake in.
Finally, have you met August Wolf? This Stamford Republican is ready to take on Sen. Richard Blumenthal in the 2016 election.
Colin McEnroe – Host of The Colin McEnroe Show on WNPR
Susan Bigelow – Columnist for CTNewsJunkie.com
Matthew Kauffman – Investigative reporter for the Hartford Courant
John Dankosky and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.
Listen to this week’s show:http://wnpr.org/post/wheelhouse-leaves-paper-trail