Editorial: UConn budget should not be crafted behind closed doors – Meridian Record Journal

When the late Gov. Ella T. Grasso signed Connecticut’s landmark Freedom of Information Act into law in 1975, the letter — and the spirit — of that piece of legislation were very clear: We would have open government in this Continue reading Editorial: UConn budget should not be crafted behind closed doors – Meridian Record Journal

Unnoticed Legislation Converted 32 Merit-System Employees Into Political Appointees – Hartford Courant

By Jon Lender Tucked quietly into the massive state budget-implementation bill approved in a June 29 special legislative was an intriguing provision that removed 32 highly paid jobs at state executive-branch agencies – including communications directors and legislative liaisons – Continue reading Unnoticed Legislation Converted 32 Merit-System Employees Into Political Appointees – Hartford Courant

Malloy’s budget office, legislators backed FOI reduction – Journal Inquirer

By Mike Savino Legislation protecting communications among members of the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority from public disclosure when they occur outside scheduled meetings appears to have the blessing of both lawmakers and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration. Malloy’s budget office, Continue reading Malloy’s budget office, legislators backed FOI reduction – Journal Inquirer

Editorial: Force UConn to keep budget debate open – The Day

Any organization doing the public’s business, which is another way of saying spending the public’s money, should understand and appreciate the need to keep the public informed about how its business is being conducted and its money is being spent. Continue reading Editorial: Force UConn to keep budget debate open – The Day