Lawmakers Seek Compromise on Access to Arrest Records – CTNewsJunkie.com

Less than a year after the state Supreme Court ruled that police could withhold arrest information while criminal prosecutions are ongoing, lawmakers are reviewing a bill that would essentially undo that decision. The bill before the legislature, H.B. 6750, would require police to Continue reading Lawmakers Seek Compromise on Access to Arrest Records – CTNewsJunkie.com

Editorial: Police Should Not Be Deciding What Public Can Know – Hartford Courant

Editorial: It’s in the public’s welfare to have information on crimes in communities. A state with the nickname of Corrupticut should think hard about the wisdom of leaving entirely up to police whether to release important arrest records while a Continue reading Editorial: Police Should Not Be Deciding What Public Can Know – Hartford Courant

OP-ED | Put The Screws To Politicians Who Don’t Care About FOI – CT News Junkie

By Terry Cowgill Aside from the fact that the state woke up and decided not to put in the governor’s mansion an erratic financier who wouldn’t tell us what he’d do if elected, voters who rose Wednesday morning had something Continue reading OP-ED | Put The Screws To Politicians Who Don’t Care About FOI – CT News Junkie

CCFOI asks for FOI Pledge from Candidates

Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information Serving the public since 1955 Oct. 8, 2014 Dear Candidate for the General Assembly and Constitutional office: Freedom of information and the public’s right to know about Connecticut state and municipal governments have been Continue reading CCFOI asks for FOI Pledge from Candidates

Andy Thibault’s Well Intentioned, But Misguided, FOI Op-Ed – Appealingly Brief

Cool Justice Report author and columnist Andy Thibault recently wrote an op-ed, along with Register Citizen reporter Isaac Avilucea, about their frustrating experience during a recent hearing before the Freedom of Information Commission (“FOIC”). The authors of the op-ed have some Continue reading Andy Thibault’s Well Intentioned, But Misguided, FOI Op-Ed – Appealingly Brief

The Day – Connecticut needs to repair weakened FOI law | News from southeastern Connecticut

By Paul Choiniere The Connecticut General Assembly needs to get to work in 2015 to repair a state Freedom of Information Act that shows too much deference to government institutions at the expense of citizens. Last week the Connecticut Supreme Continue reading The Day – Connecticut needs to repair weakened FOI law | News from southeastern Connecticut

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