FOI Hearing Officer: Enfield Broke Law By Withholding Settlements In Brutality Cases – Hartford Courant

06/14/17 – By Mikaela Porter The town of Enfield violated state law by not providing the ACLU of Connecticut records related to brutality lawsuit settlements involving a former officer, a Freedom of Information Commission hearing officer has ruled. [Read More]

FOI Commission Says Enfield Must Release Police Brutality Settlement Records – Hartford Courant

06/14/17 – By Mikaela Porter The Freedom of Information Commission Wednesday unanimously adopted a hearing officer’s report that found police brutality lawsuit settlements involving a former Enfield officer are public information. [Read More]

Wade may be fined for withholding records on Aetna-Humana merger – CT Mirror

06/08/17 – By Ann Radelat Katharine Wade, head of the Connecticut Insurance Department, may be fined $1,000 for violating public records laws because her agency declined to release documents relating to her approval of a proposed merger between Aetna and Continue reading Wade may be fined for withholding records on Aetna-Humana merger – CT Mirror

FOI Commission: Shelton Pension Board Played Games With The FOI Act – Valley Independent Sentinel

06/06/17 – By Ethan Fry Members of the Shelton pension board clearly didn’t have open government in mind when they changed meeting dates, failed to file meeting minutes on time, and moved gatherings from an obvious public space and into Continue reading FOI Commission: Shelton Pension Board Played Games With The FOI Act – Valley Independent Sentinel

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