CT News Junkie | Lawmakers Unlikely To Take Action On Public Disclosure, Privacy Bills

by Hugh McQuaid     CTNJ file photo Sen. Anthony Musto Lawmakers appear unlikely to act in the remaining two weeks of the session on two pieces of legislation aimed at balancing crime victim privacy with Connecticut’s public disclosure law. Continue reading CT News Junkie | Lawmakers Unlikely To Take Action On Public Disclosure, Privacy Bills

The FOI Loophole: Third-Party Contracts

Jacqueline Wattles In July last year, the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission ruled to keep secret a contract detailing the new relationship forged by the University of Connecticut and Webster Bank. The case highlights questions that journalists must grapple with Continue reading The FOI Loophole: Third-Party Contracts

State spending transparency report ranks 50 states

Today U.S. PIRG released its 5th annual scorecard of state spending transparency, evaluating how well the fifty states provide online access to data about government spending. “Following the Money 2014: How the 50 States Rate in Providing Online Access to Government Spending Continue reading State spending transparency report ranks 50 states

Freedom Of Information Always Under Attack – OP-ED, The Hatford Courant

By J. CHARLES MOKRISKI That Connecticut’s widely heralded Freedom of Information Act is under assault is troubling, but not new. Since the Newtown tragedy in December 2012, we’ve seen relentless efforts to cut back on public access to police reports Continue reading Freedom Of Information Always Under Attack – OP-ED, The Hatford Courant

Tighter Rules OK’d On Public’s Access To Crime Records – Courant.com

By DANIELA ALTIMARI, altimari@courant.com The Hartford Courant 6:53 p.m. EDT, April 1, 2014 HARTFORD — The stage is set for a showdown at the General Assembly on crime victim privacy and the public’s right to know.   On Tuesday, the Continue reading Tighter Rules OK’d On Public’s Access To Crime Records – Courant.com