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Entries from August 29th, 2014

The Toothless Tiger–Ethics Monitor Says City’s Ethics Commission Doesn’t Work, Needs Independence

January 11th, 2013 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Robert Wechsler is Director of Research for City Ethics Inc. www.cityethics.org, a non-profit organization that provides advice on local government ethics issue. It was founded by former federal prosecutor Carla Miller. Wechsler has penned a commentary for the organization’s website that he shared with OIB prompted in part by CT Post reporter Brian’s Lockhart’s stories questioning […]

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Feds Weighing Probation Violation Against Newton

January 11th, 2013 · 7 Comments · News and Events

From Mike Mayko, CT Post: (HARTFORD) Former State Sen. Ernest Newton’s legal problems are growing. The U.S. Probation Department is expected to charge Newton with violating the terms of supervised release as a result of his Jan. 4 state arrest on larceny, illegal campaign practices and tampering with a witness. He is expected to plead […]

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Is Gun Control Just A Lot Of Talk?

January 11th, 2013 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Short of systematically limiting guns to homes and hunters, does any of this chatter about gun control in the Connecticut General Assembly have any relevance? Tough on guns, tough on ammo, tough on access to weapons? Does it really matter? Is it just a bunch of talk and no action? Are we so far gone […]

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Jepsen: Don’t Believe Viral Emails Suggesting Cell Phone Numbers Going Public

January 11th, 2013 · 2 Comments · News and Events

From Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen: HARTFORD – Viral emails warning that cell phone numbers will soon be made public, that telemarketing companies will begin placing sales calls to cell phones and that customers will be charged for these calls are not true, Attorney General George Jepsen and Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner William M. […]

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