I cover state government for the Record-Journal in Meriden, CT. I am also president of the Connecticut Society for Professional Journalists and serve on the boards of directors for both the Connecticut Council for Freedom of Information and the Connecticut Foundation for Open Government.
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CCFOI honors Record-Journal reporter with Collins Award
HARTFORD — The Freedom of Information Commission Wednesday fined Insurance Commissioner $500 after ruling that she improperly withheld documents last summer related to a proposed merger between Aetna and Humana. The commission rarely imposes financial penalties, but members said they felt one was in order after agreeing with a hearing officer who repeatedly said Wade “acted without reasonable grounds” in refusing to turn over the documents, even to commission staff.
HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy made one last effort Wednesday to get his proposed short-term budget passed, offering a compromise to House leaders in seeking bipartisan support for the bill. He also challenged them to explain why they don’t intend to vote for his so-called “mini budget” should they decline the offer, even questioning whether House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz, D-Berlin, and Minority Leader Themis Klarides, R-Debry, have an agreement not to take action.
HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy presented lawmakers with two budget options Monday — rely on him to impose drastic budget cuts through executive action, or approve a short-term budget that mitigates some of those reductions. Lawmakers can still adopt a budget before Friday’s end to the fiscal year, but Malloy, a Democrat, presented his two plans to legislative leaders with time running out.
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