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

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

Proposed FOI ruling would force Stonington to release original operations report – The Day

01/30/18 – By Joe Wojtas Ten months after The Day filed an appeal, a state Freedom of Information officer has found that the town violated state law by refusing to release a consultant’s report on town operations to the newspaper. Continue reading Proposed FOI ruling would force Stonington to release original operations report – The Day

FOI complaint filed against Board of Ed – Stratford Star

01/30/18 – By Melvin Mason A resident who says the Board of Education should have made more room for people seeking to attend the Jan. 22 Board of Education meeting has filed a complaint with the state Freedom of Information Continue reading FOI complaint filed against Board of Ed – Stratford Star

State won’t disclose incentives offered to lure Amazon to Connecticut – Meriden Record-Journal

01/28/18 – By Mike Savino The Department of Economic and Community Development says it will not release the incentives offered in its failed bid to have Amazon build a second headquarters in Connecticut. [Read More]

RTM members reject using town email – Greenwich Time

01/28/18 – By Ken Borsuk At a time when the Greenwich Representative Town Meeting has pledged to be more open and accessible, an attempt to require members to use town email accounts when conducting official business has been met with Continue reading RTM members reject using town email – Greenwich Time