Editorial: OpenPayroll site, Welcome access – Waterbury Republican-American

12/11/16 – Connecticut Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo has added a page to his office’s OpenConnecticut web site, which allows residents to track state government’s spending in real time. OpenPayroll “will provide up-to-date compensation data biweekly for every state employee, including salaries and overtime pay, instead of updating that information only once annually as had been done in the past,” the Hartford Business Journal reported Dec. 6.  Read More

University spending: UConn’s image further battered – Republican American

09/19/16 – Editorial

State Auditors Robert M. Ward and John C. Geragosian have released an unsettling report about the University of Connecticut. This episode stands to hurt UConn’s already-battered image and possibly cause more financial pain for students’ families. Connecticut policymakers should take note. [Read More]

Malloy’s Office Demands Daily Memos From Agencies On Press Calls – Hartford Courant

09/17/16 – By Jon Lender Contact Reporter Government Watch

“He’s definitely looking to bash us in this column.”

That’s what Maura Downes, the new public information officer for the state Department of Public Health, said in an email July 13 to the governor’s office about Bob Horton, a columnist for the Greenwich Time newspaper who was asking questions about lead found in the soil outside a local middle school. [Read More]