0Audit: Bysiewicz’s office should recount books and customer money

 Former Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz was widely criticized in 2010 for her handling of vote counts in Bridgeport and now a report by state auditors suggests other management problems in her office. Auditors criticized accounting procedures which led to a $5.2 million overstatement of customer balances out of a total of $12.5 ...

1Four towns share sacrifice under Malloy’s budget, other governments spend more

Gov. Dannel Malloy’s mantra continues to be one of shared sacrifice with his budget calling for $1.9 billion of tax increases next year. “With job creation on our minds, several principles and philosophies helped guide us toward this day,” Malloy said in his budget address. “But the one over-arching concept that we kept in mind ...

3OPM offers negative SustiNet testimony

Gov. Dannel Malloy’s budget office submitted written testimony to a public hearing on the SutiNet bill Monday cautioning that it could be an obstacle to federal health care reform in Connecticut and impair the governor’s ability to manage the state budget. Ben Barnes, secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, also raised a concern about ...

0SustiNet bill redefines lobbying

The SustiNet bill up for public hearing today recommends the state combine several health of its plans into one large organization and to create a new government-run insurance plan for the general public – both as expected. However, the health care bill also changes the definition of lobbying to allow nonprofits to donate money to the ...