If you enjoy watchdog journalism that holds public officials accountable for how your tax dollars are spent, The Connecticut Mirror is a must read. News gathering, however, is expensive. On-line news sites essentially have four ways to generate revenue: advertising, charging for content, foundation grants or begging for dollars from readers. Enterprise journalism has taken […]
Entries Tagged as 'CT Mirror'
October 15th, 2013 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Media, News and Events
June 3rd, 2013 · 13 Comments · News and Events
Highlighting a report by Cummings Associates as evidence of the additional revenue expanded gaming would bring in at three Connecticut parimutuel facilities including one in Bridgeport, State Senator Andres Ayala on Monday was among Democratic legislators calling for thousands of new slot machines. The agreement would need approval from the state’s two tribal gaming operations that currently provide […]
June 2nd, 2013 · 4 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
Legislation authored by State Rep. Auden Grogins gives prosecutors the power to shut down a business or evict a tenant that has been arrested or cited three or more times for illegal activity on the premises for crimes such as drug dealing, firearm offenses or excessive noise on commercial properties. The bill approved Saturday night by the State Senate expands […]
January 25th, 2013 · 4 Comments · City Budget, News and Events
CT Mirror reporter Keith Phaneuf is the John Marshall Lee of Connecticut scribes. He relentlessly pursues, reviews, analyzes and asks questions about state budget items while Lee, a regular OIB contributor, does this on a local level as watchdog of the city budget. Connecticut Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey, in a story written by Phaneuf, says a new set of jaws may […]
January 15th, 2013 · 3 Comments · News and Events
Insightful piece from Mark Pazniokas of the CT Mirror about gun lobbyist Robert Crook. Don’t ya just love lobbyists with the last name Crook? From Paz: Crook, a deep-voiced smoker, admits to making one gaffe post-Newtown–a boast about the ability of gun owners last year to mobilize in opposition to a ban on high-capacity magazines, […]
November 29th, 2012 · 10 Comments · News and Events
From Jacqueline Rabe Thomas, CT Mirror: Former state Sen. Ernie Newton was at the state Capitol complex to let people know just how difficult it is for convicted criminals to live a normal life after leaving jail–a problem he knows about first hand.
November 28th, 2012 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
Social services, school-based health clinics and state universities were among the casualties of $170 million in cuts announced Wednesday by Governor Dannel Malloy to carve into a budget shortfall of more than $300 million. Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is also among a long list of items facing cuts. Within the next day or so we should […]