Malloy's proposed changes to watchdog agencies
Malloy is proposing combining staffs from the Freedom of Information Commission, the Elections Enforcement Commission and the Office Of State Ethics, which currently have separate administrative, legal and advocacy functions even though they share some clerical staff.
Malloy's plan has been criticized as a way to undermine the role of government watchdog agencies, according to an article in The Day, and a former executive director and general counsel of the FOI Commission is blasting the plan.
What do you think? Should the agencies be combined under one office? Should the governor be able to cut money from watchdog agencies whenever he feels like it?