Gov. Dannel Malloy's Executive Order #39, signed last month, creates an open data portal to “further Connecticut’s commitment to transparency, efficiency, social progress, and economic expansion.”
But there are other kinds of actions -- being undertaken by the state legislature -- that would undercut the trend toward greater transparency.
On the minimum wage issue, Republican Tom Foley is more comfortable standing with President Obama than Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, the Democrat he hopes to unseat this fall. Foley generally endorses the president's call for a $10.10 minimum, but his endorsement comes with a long list of conditions and exceptions.
“This is not a sustainable outlook,” said Matt Fleury, chairman of the Regents' Finance Committee, of the remaining $9.7 million balance. College officials said they were forced to turn to the reserves in recent weeks to close this year's budget deficit.
The federal government now says that people who renewed their health plans late last year to avoid having to buy new plans that comply with the federal health law can keep them for an extra two years -- but only if their states allow it.
The Connecticut Mirror (listed as The Connecticut News Project, Inc. during this drive) was invited to participate in Fairfield County Community Foundation’s Giving Day. The drive is today and today only. How does it work? Fairfield County Giving Day is a new, innovative way you can help support the important work of local nonprofits. The goal of this online, 24-hour day of giving, is to raise $1 million for more than 300 nonprofits throughout the region and state. Continue Reading →
The Connecticut Policy Institute, a think tank founded by Republican Tom Foley after his loss in the 2010 race for governor, is launching an urban issues project Friday that reinforces an element of Foley’s new gubernatorial campaign. Continue Reading →
“Four people might be alive today if those (railroad regulations) had been implemented,” Sen. Richard Blumenthal told the administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration. The hearing was Blumenthal's first as a Senate subcommittee chairman. Continue Reading →
In a boost for controversial legislation now before the General Assembly, a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday found broad support among Connecticut voters for allowing doctors to prescribe drugs to help terminally ill patients end their lives. Continue Reading →
Connecticut voters agree with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s strong stand on gun control after Newtown, but they give him low marks on economic issues, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday. His proposed tax refund is seen as an election-year gimmick, not good policy. Continue Reading →
Talk of tax cuts may once again be framing Connecticut’s gubernatorial debate, but Joe McGee of the Business Council of Fairfield County, and other business leaders, say it’s time for a wider frame with more long-range perspective. Continue Reading →
A large body of scientific evidence links exposure to toxic chemicals in consumer products, beginning in the womb, with the rise in many serious diseases we are seeing in this country. Continue Reading →