In CT, Open Government Foes Are Winning – Hartford Courant

By Mitchell W. Pearlman With eroded powers and under continuing attack, Connecticut’s first-of-a-kind Freedom of Information Act turns 40 on Thursday. After being involved in the fight for government transparency and accountability since 1975, I am often asked what are Continue reading In CT, Open Government Foes Are Winning – Hartford Courant

Fee for Connecticut court documents among highest in state – The Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Copying public documents in Connecticut courts can be an expensive proposition at $1 a page, a fee set by state law that is double what cities and towns can charge and quadruple the rate collected by Continue reading Fee for Connecticut court documents among highest in state – The Associated Press

Middletown parents, school board balk at budget cost cuts – The Middletown Press News

The Middletown schools board met Tuesday evening at council chambers. Jane Mills — The Middletown Press By Jane Mills, The Middletown Press MIDDLETOWN >> Next year’s school budget dominated discussions at the education board meeting Tuesday night as board members Continue reading Middletown parents, school board balk at budget cost cuts – The Middletown Press News

Supreme Court Hears ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ Records Case – CTnow.com

  Perhaps one of the most unassuming serial killers of all time, she ran the Archer Home for Elderly and Indigent Persons in Windsor from 1907 to 1916. During this time 60 people died at the Archer Home, among them Continue reading Supreme Court Hears ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ Records Case – CTnow.com

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