Connecticut Gets Downgraded, But Maintains Passing Grade for Accountability – CTNewsJunkie.com

By Christine Stuart In a data-driven assessment of state government accountability and transparency, Connecticut received a C minus from the Center for Public Integrity. That’s worse than the B it received from the organization in 2012 — the first time Continue reading Connecticut Gets Downgraded, But Maintains Passing Grade for Accountability – CTNewsJunkie.com

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

Pearlman: Citizens need more information, not less – CTPost.com

Last year, the Connecticut Supreme Court overturned some 20 years of Freedom of Information law when it concluded that police departments need only disclose a bare minimum of arrest information (name, address, date, time and charges) pending prosecution. This ruling applies Continue reading Pearlman: Citizens need more information, not less – CTPost.com

Editorial: Sunshine needed – MyRecordJournal.com

Mitchell W. Pearlman, of Glastonbury, probably knows as much about open government as anyone. He has served as director of both the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission and the Office of State Ethics. He has taught, lectured and written extensively Continue reading Editorial: Sunshine needed – MyRecordJournal.com

Hartford Won’t Release Signed Stadium Documents Until Negotiations Are Complete – WNPR

By Jeff Cohen In a “preliminary official statement,” the city said it has already entered into at least two agreements.   The city of Hartford has executed agreements with the developer of a baseball stadium and the owner of the Continue reading Hartford Won’t Release Signed Stadium Documents Until Negotiations Are Complete – WNPR

Legislators Seek To Open Window On UConn Foundation – Hartford Courant

Megan Merrigan By Kathleen Megan contact the reporter Some legislators think the UConn Foundation should be more open to public scrutiny Five bills are pending this year seeking greater transparency for the UConn Foundation For years, attempts to require the Continue reading Legislators Seek To Open Window On UConn Foundation – Hartford Courant