Marie Shanahan: What Aren’t People Getting From The Media? Civil Conversations – Hartford Courant

02/20/18 – By Marie K. Shanahan A traditional function of the press in society is to foster discussion and debate on issues of public concern. One of journalism’s democratic responsibilities is to provide forums for public criticism and compromise. That obligation hasn’t Continue reading Marie Shanahan: What Aren’t People Getting From The Media? Civil Conversations – Hartford Courant

State Supreme Court To Hear Arguments In 12/14 Evidence Case – The Newton Bee

02/24/18 – By Andrew Gorosko HARTFORD — On March 1, the Connecticut Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in an appeal through which The Hartford Courant is seeking to obtain from state police copies of certain documents that Continue reading State Supreme Court To Hear Arguments In 12/14 Evidence Case – The Newton Bee

Norfolk to host FOI seminar – The Register Citizen

02/23/18 – Staff Reports NORFOLK — Tom Hennick, Public Information Officer from the Freedom of Information Commission, will be holding an Informational Seminar on Thursday, March 15 at 7 p.m., at Norfolk Town Hall, 19 Maple Ave. to discuss FOI Continue reading Norfolk to host FOI seminar – The Register Citizen

FOI Commission closes investigation – The Southington Observer

02/21/18 – By Sheridan Cyr The State of Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission approved the report of the hearing officer as-written, and that marked the end of the state’s investigation into a complaint filed on Aug. 7, 2017 by former Continue reading FOI Commission closes investigation – The Southington Observer

Judge upholds FOI decision; City Council may appeal – Record-Journal

02/21/18 – By Leigh Tauss MERIDEN — The City Council is deliberating whether to appeal a recent Supreme Court decision to uphold a Freedom of Information Commission ruling that councilors violated the state’s open meeting requirements while discussing a city Continue reading Judge upholds FOI decision; City Council may appeal – Record-Journal

Malloy’s Frivolous Spending Contradicts Claims of Crisis – Journal Inquirer

02/21/18 – By Chris Powell KEEP VOTER ROLLS PUBLIC: Voter registration data is crucial to the integrity of elections. You can’t tell if elections are honest if you can’t tell who voted. But Secretary of the State Denise Merrill wants Continue reading Malloy’s Frivolous Spending Contradicts Claims of Crisis – Journal Inquirer

Colchester woman was deemed at high risk of suicide prior to prison hanging – The Day

02/19/18 – By Karin Florin A 32-year-old Colchester woman who was deemed to have a high risk of suicide by nursing staff at the Janet S. York Correctional Institution in December 2016, used a bedsheet to hang herself just three Continue reading Colchester woman was deemed at high risk of suicide prior to prison hanging – The Day

ABOVE the LAW: How Government Unions’ Extralegal Privileges Are Harming Public Employees, Taxpayers and the State – The Yankee Institute

By: Priya Abraham Brannick, MA and F. Vincent Vernuccio, JD The report issued by the Yankee Institute about the privileges bestowed by Connecticut state law on government employee unions has a section about “supersedence,” whereby union contracts, some of them Continue reading ABOVE the LAW: How Government Unions’ Extralegal Privileges Are Harming Public Employees, Taxpayers and the State – The Yankee Institute

Prohibit hush money for departing state employees – Journal Inquirer

02/07/18 – By Chris Powell According to Connecticut’s state auditors, state agencies have been paying departing employees hundreds of thousands of dollars in what is essentially hush money, compensating them lavishly for leaving in exchange for their promise that they Continue reading Prohibit hush money for departing state employees – Journal Inquirer