Editorial: Reopening Police Records Was Blow Against Secrecy – Hartford Courant

This was one legislative action taken in the dark of night that was welcome. At about 1:15 a.m. Wednesday, the final day of the 2015 session, the state Senate gave its unanimous consent to a compromise bill that restores much Continue reading Editorial: Reopening Police Records Was Blow Against Secrecy – Hartford Courant

FOI Commission: State Police Must Turn Over Lanzas’ Papers – Hartford Courant

By DAVE MORAN HARTFORD — State police must make available to the public personal documents seized from Adam Lanza’s house during the course of the investigation into the 2012 killings of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary Continue reading FOI Commission: State Police Must Turn Over Lanzas’ Papers – Hartford Courant

Ackley attorney charges city held illegal meeting about her – The Day

By Colin A. Young New London — An attorney representing suspended Police Chief Margaret Ackley on Wednesday filed a complaint with the Freedom of Information Commission alleging that the City Council “held an illegal and secret meeting” last month to Continue reading Ackley attorney charges city held illegal meeting about her – The Day

Stamford considers virtual attendance at meetings – Stamford Advocate

Mayor asks reps to consider e-attendance STAMFORD — The Board of Representatives wants to know if they can phone it in – literally. At Mayor David Martin‘s prodding, a board committee began research in December on electronic attendance at meetings of the city’s legislative Continue reading Stamford considers virtual attendance at meetings – Stamford Advocate

Our View: Government accountability starts with openness – The Bulletin

Posted Nov. 24, 2014 @ 2:01 am Prior to the election, the Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information asked candidates running for state office to sign a pledge in support of open government. With little fanfare, and waiting to after Continue reading Our View: Government accountability starts with openness – The Bulletin

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