Recently I wrote a blog post on the need for whistleblower protection in the South Carolina State Police and how their upper eschelon was retaliating against troopers who blew the whistle on a fellow officer who intentionally hit a suspect with his car.

Although there has been no news of reform out of South Carolina, at least one state is getting the message. Connecticut’s state senate has passed expanded whistleblower protection in the wake of its own state police corruption and retaliation scandal.

Since the U.S. Congress has yet to pass meaningful whistleblower reforms for Government employees, it is important that states act to sure up protections for honest employees who report waste, fraud and abuse.