A DOC worker took more than a year’s worth of paid union leave over a two-year period, an audit shows.
Lawmakers want to shield contracting watchdog from the Executive Branch
The State Contracting Standards Board, which lost proposed funds for investigative staff, will lose its executive director next summer.
As deadline approaches, some CT police departments still don’t have body cameras
It remains unclear how many municipal police officers are wearing body cameras and how many still need them.
With solitary confinement bill vetoed, hopes dashed for return of ombudsman
Connecticut had a prison ombudsman for 37 years. The PROTECT Act would have staffed the office. Then Lamont vetoed it.
In-cell shackling has continued after a supermax prison closed, but the DOC promises changes
The commissioner of Connecticut’s prison system says he wants to “significantly reduce the use of in-cell restraints.”
Blumenthal leads bipartisan Senate effort to reform VA
WASHINGTON — With continuing scandals at the nation’s veterans’ hospitals, Sen. Richard Blumenthal and a Republican colleague introduced a sweeping new bill Thursday aimed at protecting whistleblowers and speeding the firing of bad actors at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Murphy fails in attempt to boost civil rights protections in ed bill
WASHINGTON – Opposed by powerful teachers unions but backed by civil rights groups, legislation sponsored by Sen. Chris Murphy aimed at boosting school accountability in a proposed education overhaul failed in the Senate Wednesday.