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LISTEN: Rep. Themis Klarides On Accusations Of 'Sabotaging' Dalio Partnership

May 19, 2020

Two Republican state lawmakers were directly called out by Barbara Dalio as she and her husband, billionaire hedge fund owner Ray Dalio, announced they’ll end the multimillion-dollar philanthropic partnership they’d formed with the state of Connecticut. 

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Dalio accused House Minority leader Themis Klarides and Rep. Vincent Candelora of seeking to “sabotage the partnership,” which was set to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to improve outcomes for K-12 public school students.

Klarides had long been a critic of transparency issues around the partnership, which sought to avoid Freedom of Information Act scrutiny of its plans for spending state money. In response to Tuesday’s announcement, she accused the partnership of trying to run roughshod over transparency and ethics.

Klarides spoke with Connecticut Public Radio’s John Henry Smith, host of All Things Considered. Hear the interview below: