State Republicans Propose Moving Watchdog Agencies To Judicial Branch

The House and Senate Republicans released their own budget proposal today, called the “Blueprint for Prosperity.”  As a lawyer with a strong interest in open government, page 21 of the report caught my eye.  It contains a section entitled “Safeguarding Connecticut’s Watchdog Agencies.” The section states:

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The Power To Terminate Includes The Power To Evaluate

The Hartford Courant has an editorial today about an unfortunate dispute that has been brewing over at Connecticut’s Office of Governmental Accountability (“OGA”).  The dispute is over who has the authority to evaluate the OGA executive administrator’s performance. Read the rest of this entry »