Posts For Category: "transparency"

OP-ED | Keep An Eye Out for Mischief in Implementer When It Comes to Transparency – CTNewsJunkie.com

By Sarah Darer Littman According to the CT General Assembly website, an implementer is a “bill that changes statutes to put into effect or ‘implement’ the provisions of the adopted state budget.” That’s in theory. In practice, it’s when all sorts of “rats” get stuffed into a take-it-or-leave-it bill. It was through the 2010 implementer […]

City Hall Evaluations Shed Little Light – New Haven Independent

By Paul Bass New Haven City Hall — where all the bosses are above average. In every way. At least according to the other bosses who rate them. That’s the upshot of the latest round of annual performance evaluations of top city officials. The evaluations conclude that all 15 officials in question rate as “satisfactory.” […]

More charter schools? Education Committee leaves decision to budget panel – The CT Mirror

Lawmakers on the legislature’s Education Committee have decided not to take a position on whether new charter schools should open in the state over the next two years. The committee instead decided Friday to leave the question up to the General Assembly’s budget-writing Appropriations Committee. In a near-unanimous vote, committee members also decided that the management organizations that run […]

More charter schools? Education Committee leaves decision to budget panel – The CT Mirror

Lawmakers on the legislature’s Education Committee have decided not to take a position on whether new charter schools should open in the state over the next two years. The committee instead decided Friday to leave the question up to the General Assembly’s budget-writing Appropriations Committee. In a near-unanimous vote, committee members also decided that the management organizations that run […]

The charter debate: More schools, transparency and oversight? – The CT Mirror

The billboard in Bridgeport promises students the chance to win a seat in a new charter school opening in August. “Enroll now! Accepting applications for grades 6-12,” reads the advertisement facing the highway. In Stamford, another charter school organization has already accepted 30 applications from parents who hope to win a seat in their school […]

Middletown parents, school board balk at budget cost cuts – The Middletown Press News

The Middletown schools board met Tuesday evening at council chambers. Jane Mills — The Middletown Press By Jane Mills, The Middletown Press MIDDLETOWN >> Next year’s school budget dominated discussions at the education board meeting Tuesday night as board members and parents expressed frustration over the prospect of more belt-tightening after several years of economic […]

Failing An FOI Pop Quiz – The Newton Bee

Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Act has been on the books for nearly 40 years. A couple of generations of public servants have been operating under its provisions. Yet after decades of illumination by the state’s Sunshine Laws, our elected and appointed representatives in government continue to wander into the shadows, where they stumble over provisions […]