3Ethics agency has no records of advice given to executive director

The Connecticut Office of State Ethics does not have any records of the advice given to its head when she was deciding to get her friend transferred to the agency. Carol Carson, executive director of OSE, had the communications and legislative affairs manager at the State Elections Enforcement Commission – her friend – transferred to ...

1City money budgeted for New Haven People’s Center

New Haven expects to contribute $75,000 to the New Haven People’s Center for improvements to its building, a facility that hosts a range of left-wing groups including the state bureau of the Communist Party newspaper. The center, run by the Progressive Education and Research Association, temporarily missed out on a $300,000 Department of Social Services ...

2Proposed law would make malpractice suits easier

The Connecticut General Assembly is considering a bill that would make medical malpractice lawsuits easier to file, although amended language from the Senate reduces the expected impact of a previous version. The amended version of Senate Bill 243 passed with only three votes against it in the 36-member Senate. The bill would change what kind ...

3DSS has no records related to project with Communist ties

The Department of Social Services has no records related to the New Haven People’s Center, despite being the agency responsible for $300,000 in proposed funding on the State Bond Commission’s agenda last week. DSS responded to a Raising Hale request under the Freedom of Information Act by saying there are no relevant records. “I don’t ...

4Connecticut falls to 44th in economic ranking of states

Connecticut’s economic outlook is the seventh-worst in the country, according to a new report by the American Legislative Exchange Council, exactly matching the state’s ranking for past economic performance. The Nutmeg State earned its lowest ranking yet in the fifth edition of Rich States, Poor States, falling to 44 despite ranking as high as 32 ...