One order suspended fingerprinting for gun permits and another restricted hospital visitation for families and friends of people with disabilities.
State officials and representatives of hedge fund billionaire Ray Dalio’s philanthropic arm will meet Friday to dissolve their education partnership.
The CEO of Connecticut’s education partnership will be paid more than $120,000 in severance if fired, provided she remains silent.
Gov. Ned Lamont said he and the Dalios agreed to dissolve the education partnership because of a “breach of trust.”
A PR-firm hired by Dalio Philanthropies to speak for Connecticut’s public-private education partnership prompted new complaints about the lack of transparency.
For the second time in two years, Lamont wants to keep state’s $20 million contribution outside the spending cap.
A plan to pay the head of CT’s new education partnership more than $300,000 has prompted renewed questions about the program’s exemption from FOI laws.
The group released a Request for Information Friday to learn more about programs that already exist in the community and needs that are not being met.
State officials are divided on how to win public trust in a partnership to aid struggling students that is exempt from FOI laws.
After enduring months of questions about transparency, the public-private partnership assisting struggling Connecticut schools held two-thirds of its inaugural meeting in New Haven behind closed doors.
The public is invited but it’s unclear what portion of the meeting – or subsequent meetings – will be open, or what the board will be discussing.
“We have the right to know what is happening to our children in the public school system and I’m trying to understand why this board has not weighed in to ensure the protection of Connecticut children,” Gwen Samuel said.
A plan to exclude lawmakers from the executive committee would weaken oversight of the public-private partnership.
The Partnership for CT board was asked to unanimously approve a tentative budget, nearly $250,000 in executive compensation, and various operating procedures before it has even met.
The state’s partnership with Ray Dalio’s philanthropic group might be exempt from FOI laws, but the AG says lawmakers on the board are not.