Editorial: 60 years fighting for open government – The Day

The Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information had reason to celebrate at its annual meeting this month. It is the 60th anniversary of the group’s founding by Connecticut journalists seeking to protect the public’s right to know, a right not Continue reading Editorial: 60 years fighting for open government – The Day

Open arrest records bill amended – West Hartford News

By Elizabeth Regan ctnewsjunkie.com HARTFORD >> The head of the state’s Freedom of Information Commission was among those surprised to learn a bill that would make arrest information available to the public was amended Monday by the Judiciary Committee. Commission Continue reading Open arrest records bill amended – West Hartford News

Fee for Connecticut court documents among highest in state – The Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Copying public documents in Connecticut courts can be an expensive proposition at $1 a page, a fee set by state law that is double what cities and towns can charge and quadruple the rate collected by Continue reading Fee for Connecticut court documents among highest in state – The Associated Press

Legislators Urged To Undo Court Ruling That Lets Police Suppress Arrest Details – Hartford Courant

Police departments in Connecticut don’t have to release much information about arrests that they make — not in a timely manner, anyway — and open-government advocates are now saying that legislators need to pass a bill to increase disclosure requirements. Continue reading Legislators Urged To Undo Court Ruling That Lets Police Suppress Arrest Details – Hartford Courant

Legislators Seek To Open Window On UConn Foundation – Hartford Courant

Megan Merrigan By Kathleen Megan contact the reporter Some legislators think the UConn Foundation should be more open to public scrutiny Five bills are pending this year seeking greater transparency for the UConn Foundation For years, attempts to require the Continue reading Legislators Seek To Open Window On UConn Foundation – Hartford 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