Lawyer For Jeffny Pally’s Family Seeks To Keep Video Of Her Death Sealed From Public View – Hartford Courant

05/15/17 – By David Owens A lawyer for the parents of a UConn student struck and killed by a university fire vehicle in October argued Monday against release of a video showing the incident, saying its publication would cause overwhelming Continue reading Lawyer For Jeffny Pally’s Family Seeks To Keep Video Of Her Death Sealed From Public View – Hartford Courant

And Now to the (Police) Videotape – The Connecticut Law Tribune

12/21/16 On Dec. 8, recently retired Hartford police officer Sean Spell was arrested and charged with excessive force for his actions last summer. On June 4, police dashboard cameras recorded Spell kicking Emilio Diaz in the head as Diaz lay Continue reading And Now to the (Police) Videotape – The Connecticut Law Tribune

Editorial: Our View: CMEEC law codifies ethical behavior – Norwich Bulletin

12/14/16 – By Bulletin Editorial Board This week Sen. Cathy Osten, D-Sprague, introduced legislation aspiring to full transparency from the Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Consortium and the state’s municipal utilities, the latest consequence from The Bulletin’s series of stories on Continue reading Editorial: Our View: CMEEC law codifies ethical behavior – Norwich Bulletin

Editorial: OpenPayroll site, Welcome access – Waterbury Republican-American

12/11/16 – Connecticut Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo has added a page to his office’s OpenConnecticut web site, which allows residents to track state government’s spending in real time. OpenPayroll “will provide up-to-date compensation data biweekly for every state employee, including salaries Continue reading Editorial: OpenPayroll site, Welcome access – Waterbury Republican-American

FOI appeal: New Milford school board members had illegal meeting – Danbury News Times

12/11/16 – By Katrina Koerting NEW MILFORD — A Freedom of Information complaint filed this week seeks to nullify a draft agreement between the town and the Board of Education over the proposed move of central school offices to the John Pettibone Continue reading FOI appeal: New Milford school board members had illegal meeting – Danbury News Times

Watchdog agencies concerned cuts could make them ineffective – Meriden Record-Journal

11/29/16 – By Mike Savino As Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and lawmakers grapple with a projected budget deficit exceeding $1 billion next year, state watchdog agencies are concerned additional cuts could prevent them from effectively serving their roles. Read More

MDC Uses Federal Anti-Terrorism Measure To Block Release Of Document To Critic – Hartford Courant

10/29/16 – By Jon Lender The Hartford region’s water-and-sewer agency has invoked a little-used federal Department of Homeland Security anti-terrorism restriction to block citizens’ access to what once was public information about its water-supply system. [Read More]

Commission gives “Family Re-Engineering” Committee a pass on transparency – Yankee Institute for Public Policy

10/28/16 – By Mark E. Fitch The Freedom of Information Commission ruled in September that a Judicial Branch subcommittee was not in violation of the Freedom of Information Act when it held several meetings that were closed to the public. The guardian Continue reading Commission gives “Family Re-Engineering” Committee a pass on transparency – Yankee Institute for Public Policy

CCFOI courting state candidates to sign freedom-of-information pledge – Journal-Inquirer

10/29/16 – By Eric Bedner The Connecticut Council of Freedom of Information is asking all candidates for legislative seats to take the “Public Official’s Pledge for Open and Accountable Government,” and is receiving responses from those who intend to do Continue reading CCFOI courting state candidates to sign freedom-of-information pledge – Journal-Inquirer

Meriden city engineer says he won’t release Chauncey Peak survey due to draft status – Record-Journal

10/26/16 – By Leigh Tauss MERIDEN — Public Works Director Bob Bass will not release the city’s $12,000 land survey on Chauncey Peak until some kind of resolution is reached between the Meriden Land Trust working to preserve the mountain Continue reading Meriden city engineer says he won’t release Chauncey Peak survey due to draft status – Record-Journal