Restore the Transcription of Public Hearing Testimony! – CCFOI

Without benefit of public hearing or even public notice, the legislature has ended the transcription of public hearings.  WE STRONGLY OPPOSE THIS DECISION AND URGE THAT FUNDING FOR TRANSCRIPTION BE IMMEDIATELY RESTORED. (Read More)

Vexatious FOI complaints subject of new law – The Wilton Bulletin

06/20/18 – By Tony Spinelli Citizens who routinely and repeatedly file Freedom of Information complaints over thin reasons are the subjects of a new law passed by the state legislature and signed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy June 7. (Read Continue reading Vexatious FOI complaints subject of new law – The Wilton Bulletin

Unhealthy Secrecy Surrounds Faculty Records In State University System – Hartford Courant

06/17/18 – Editorial An unhealthy secrecy surrounds faculty records in the Connecticut State University System. Those records are off-limits to the taxpayers who employ the professors. (Read More)

Stonington dismisses employee’s complaints about public works director – The Day

06/14/18 – By Joe Wojtas Stonington — Highway Department employee Dan Oliverio said Thursday that the town’s 2-month-long investigation into his allegation that he is being unfairly targeted by Public Works Director Barbara McKrell did not substantiate the charges he Continue reading Stonington dismisses employee’s complaints about public works director – The Day

Thousands of Waterbury 911 Calls Deleted During Software Upgrade: Police – NBC Connecticut

06/12/18 – By Sujata Jain Thousands of 911 calls were erased from the Waterbury Police Department’s hard drive during a software update, according to the interim police chief. (Read More)

Andover figure lost job over lewdness; Selectman Linddy had obscene apron – Journal Inquirer

06/07/18 – By Emily Brindley ANDOVER — Complaints that led to Selectman Jay Linddy being fired from his town jobs were prompted by his display of a lewd apron in Town Hall, documents released by the town Wednesday show. (Read Continue reading Andover figure lost job over lewdness; Selectman Linddy had obscene apron – Journal Inquirer

Lawmakers Stand Firm On Elimination of Public Hearing Transcripts – CT News Junkie

06/07/18 – By Christine Stuart HARTFORD, CT — Good government advocates continued this week to criticize legislative leaders for ending the practice of transcribing public hearings, but at least two legislative leaders have defended it. (Read More)

Eliminating transcripts draws the shades on government a little more – Connecticut Mirror, Hartford

06/07/18 – By Michele Jacklin and Jeffrey Daniels Continuing their effort to draw the shade over the window of government accountability and transparency, General Assembly leaders have abandoned the longstanding practice of routinely transcribing the testimony presented at hundreds of Continue reading Eliminating transcripts draws the shades on government a little more – Connecticut Mirror, Hartford

End of committee hearing transcripts criticized – Waterbury Republican-American

06/06/18 – By Paul Hughes HARTFORD — Open government advocates are criticizing General Assembly leaders for saving $100,000 a year in the state budget by ending the long-standing practice of transcribing committee hearings. The Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information Continue reading End of committee hearing transcripts criticized – Waterbury Republican-American

State argues tax incentives offered to Amazon must remain secret – Meriden Record-Journal

05/31/18 – By Matthew Zabierek Revealing the tax incentives offered in the state’s failed bid for Amazon’s second headquarters would put Connecticut at a competitive disadvantage, officials with the Department of Economic and Community Development argued during a Freedom of Continue reading State argues tax incentives offered to Amazon must remain secret – Meriden Record-Journal