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  • FOI Advocate: Malloy Administration Should Push Charter Group On Public Disclosure

     FOI Advocate: Malloy Administration Should Push Charter Group On Public Disclosure
    The president of the Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information is blasting an embattled Hartford charter school group for refusing to release information to the public about its taxpayer-funded operations – adding that the Malloy...
  • U.S. judge tells IRS to explain lost emails in 'Tea Party' probe

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A judge told the U.S. Internal Revenue Service on Thursday it must submit an explanation by Aug. 10 for how it lost emails being sought in a Republican congressional inquiry of a 2013 controversy over tax scrutiny of conservative...
  • Hartford Charter Group Will No Longer Run Bridgeport School

    Hartford Charter Group Will No Longer Run Bridgeport School
    A Hartford charter school group under state investigation is being pulled from a Bridgeport public school that it was managing with state funds, education officials said Wednesday. Bridgeport interim Superintendent Frances Rabinowitz said she intends to...
  • House, Senate: Virginia Medicaid debate in September

    House, Senate: Virginia Medicaid debate in September
    RICHMOND — The Virginia General Assembly will go back into session this September to debate Medicaid expansion, legislative leaders said Wednesday. The reconvened session would fulfill a longstanding promise from House Republican leaders, who...
  • IRS in 'bunker mentality' as interest groups, media join Congress in seeking information

    WASHINGTON Congress isn't alone in trying to wrest answers out of the embattled Internal Revenue Service. The courts, public interest groups and the media are all struggling with uneven transparency and cooperation from the agency. News that the IRS...
  • Deportation data won't dispel rumors drawing migrant minors to U.S.

    Deportation data won't dispel rumors drawing migrant minors to U.S.
    President Obama and his aides have repeatedly sought to dispel the rumors driving thousands of children and teens from Central America to cross the U.S. border each month with the expectation they will be given a permiso and allowed to stay. But under...
  • Use it or lose it

    Use it or lose it
    Credit Gov. Pat Quinn for putting a stop last week to a seedy little money grab by officials at the College of DuPage. Before this episode heads to the dust bin, it's worth a few minutes to examine what it says about the use and abuse of tax dollars....
  • July 7 Letters: Hobby Lobby, Obama's authority, Redskins

    Right to object The term contraceptive is the combining of two words, i.e., "contra" which has the meaning "against." The term, "ceptive," of course is short for the full-term conception — the merging of a male sperm with a female egg. Thus a...
  • We expect better

    Virginia enjoys a well-earned reputation as a good-government state, but its image has taken some hits of late. January brought the indictment of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife for accepting gifts and loans from a campaign donor. And now, the...
  • An open road

    If there's a conclusion to be drawn from Virginia's experience on the U.S. 460 project it's that we should rethink how we use public-private partnerships for building roads. If neither auditors nor taxpayers can account for every penny spent, then...
  • Subpoenas show grand jury underway in former Senator Puckett case

    Subpoenas show grand jury underway in former Senator Puckett case
    Federal investigators looking into the surprise resignation of a key state senator have pulled a year's worth of documents from the state's tobacco commission, where the senator was once expected to take a job. Subpoenas released Wednesday through the...