Dec 3, 2013
03:45 PM
Connecticut Politics

Malloy Signs Executive Order Creating Database Tracking State Aid

A database tracking state aid to businesses was mandated Tuesday when Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed an executive order, turning an idea proposed by State Comptroller Kevin Lembo into law.

Lembo first sought to have a law passed by the legislature that would require the state to create a database where the public could search benefits given to businesses by the state. The bill passed the House unanimiously, but died when the Senate failed to take it up by the end of the session.

“Connecticut’s taxpayers have a right to know what their state government is doing to promote economic development and job creation and, through this executive order, we will give the public easier access to this information.  This directive demonstrates that we are serious about making state government more transparent, more responsive and more efficient to businesses, private citizens and policymakers alike," Malloy said in a statement.

CT News Junkie has more on the executive action here. 

 

 

Malloy Signs Executive Order Creating Database Tracking State Aid

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