Lawmaker says keep CT-N independent — or kill it – The CT Mirror

11/15/17 – By Keith M. Phaneuf A legislator who helped create CT-N, the public affairs network that provides gavel-to-gavel coverage of the General Assembly, accused legislative leaders from the House floor Wednesday of turning the network into a staff-operated “political propaganda” instrument. [Read More]

Senator Asks For Hearing On Future of CT-N –

11/15/17 – By Jack Kramer HARTFORD, CT — Sen. Beth Bye, D-West Hartford, is asking that the legislature hold meetings and a public hearing on the future of the Connecticut Television Network, but the Democratic and Republican leaders of the Senate Tuesday said they have no immediate plans to do so. [Read More]

Is A “Just The Legislature” CT-N Legal? – Appealingly Brief!

11/13/17 – By Dan Klau After a week of reruns, CT-N is back on the air today after the Office of Legislative Management hired some former employees of the Connecticut Public Affairs Network (CPAN), the non-profit that operated CT-N since 1999.   Legislative leadership says that CT-N, which is operating under a radically reduced budget, will focus […]

Will courts stay transparent when chief justice retires? – Journal Inquirer

11/13/17 – By Chris Powell Retiring next year after 20 years as a judge, the last 10 of them as Connecticut’s chief justice, Chase T. Rogers will be missed for bringing moderation to an increasingly liberal court and especially for pushing the Judicial Department into more openness and accountability. [Read More]

Retiring chief justice opened the shades on judiciary process – The Day

11/11/17 – By Karen Florin Hartford — Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers, who announced Nov. 2 that she is retiring in February after more than a decade as the head of the Connecticut Supreme Court and state Judicial Branch, was sworn in during an ugly time in the court’s history. [Read More]

Silencing CT-N A Blow To Open Government – Hartford Courant

11/12/17 – By Scott Brede Connecticut Television Network, which for the past 18 years educated residents about their state government, was unceremoniously silenced at 5 p.m. Nov. 3. It was a critical blow to open government. [Read More]

State police whitewash ‘cover our ass’ scheme – Journal Inquirer

11/11/17 – By Chris Powell Michael Picard is a provocateur in support of gun rights and opposition to drunken-driving checkpoints. Whatever people think of his politics, he has acted within the law, as he did one night in September 2015, when, standing near an entrance ramp for Interstate 84 in West Hartford, he carried a […]