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

Right to know isn’t costly but censorship review is – Journal Inquirer

02/05/18 – By Chris Powell With financial reimbursements from state government, Connecticut law encourages municipal police departments to equip their cruisers and officers with video cameras so encounters with the public can be evaluated reliably. The policy of recording such Continue reading Right to know isn’t costly but censorship review is – Journal Inquirer

Auditors rip pay to departing employees; Report cites many state payouts of $100,000-plus – Journal Inquirer

02/03/18 – By Eric Bedner HARTFORD — State agencies continue to provide hundreds of thousands of dollars in hush-money payments to former employees to prevent them from whistle-blowing, according to the annual state auditors report to the General Assembly. [Read Continue reading Auditors rip pay to departing employees; Report cites many state payouts of $100,000-plus – Journal Inquirer

Time Missing From Video Used To Prosecute Greenwich Official In Sexual Assault Case – WNPR

02/02/18 – By David DesRoches Several people are raising questions about video evidence being used against a former Greenwich elected official who’s accused of sexually assaulting a town employee at a nursing home. [Read More]

Councilors cleared of FOI complaint – The Southington Observer

02/01/18 – By Sheridan Cyr The Connecticut Freedom of Information (FOI) Commission dismissed the court case filed on Aug. 7, 2017, by former Board of Finance member John Moise (D), against the Town Council of the Town of Southington. [Read Continue reading Councilors cleared of FOI complaint – The Southington Observer

Protecting the First Amendment While Fostering Civility on Campus – HigherEdJobs.com

02/01/18 – By Andrew Hibel Colleges and universities are facing competing pressures from those who demand unadulterated free speech on campus and those who believe speech must be limited to foster an inclusive campus culture. In the face of this Continue reading Protecting the First Amendment While Fostering Civility on Campus – HigherEdJobs.com

Policy of Openness Has Been Key Philosophy for Retiring Chief Justice – Connecticut Law Tribune

01/31/18 – By Robert Storace Connecticut Supreme Court Chief Justice Chase Rogers, a champion of openness in Connecticut’s court system, will retire next week after 20 years on the bench, including 10 as the court’s second-ever female chief justice. [Read Continue reading Policy of Openness Has Been Key Philosophy for Retiring Chief Justice – Connecticut Law Tribune