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

MDC Uses Federal Anti-Terrorism Measure To Block Release Of Document To Critic – Hartford Courant

10/29/16 – By Jon Lender The Hartford region’s water-and-sewer agency has invoked a little-used federal Department of Homeland Security anti-terrorism restriction to block citizens’ access to what once was public information about its water-supply system. [Read More]

State Developing a Transparency Issue – Norwich Bulletin

09/27/16 – By the Bulletin Editorial Board It would be overly dramatic to say government transparency is under assault in Connecticut, but there is some visible smoke suggesting the presence of a larger, or at least more pernicious, fire. [Read Continue reading State Developing a Transparency Issue – Norwich Bulletin

FOIC gets third degree while corporate welfare gets another $220 million – Journal Inquirer

09/23/16 – By Chris Powell As his budget office was berating the state Freedom of Information Commission over trivia — wanting to maintain its subscription to a law review — Governor Malloy went to Stratford to announce his plan to Continue reading FOIC gets third degree while corporate welfare gets another $220 million – Journal Inquirer

Charter group called to FOI hearing; votes to hire new lawyer; asserts it is right – NC Advertiser

09/21/16 – By Greg Riley The Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission ordered on Sept. 16 that the members of the Charter Revision Commission appear at a hearing to address the claim by Roger Williams that they have violated the law Continue reading Charter group called to FOI hearing; votes to hire new lawyer; asserts it is right – NC Advertiser

Malloy’s Office Demands Daily Memos From Agencies On Press Calls – Hartford Courant

09/17/16 – By Jon Lender Contact Reporter Government Watch “He’s definitely looking to bash us in this column.” That’s what Maura Downes, the new public information officer for the state Department of Public Health, said in an email July 13 Continue reading Malloy’s Office Demands Daily Memos From Agencies On Press Calls – Hartford Courant

FOI Advocates Say 6th Circuit Ruling on Mugshots Shows Larger Trend – Meriden Record-Journal

07/31/16 – By Mike Savino   Freedom of information advocates warn that a federal ruling this month limiting access to mugshots shows a larger trend of curtailing public information, particularly police records. [Read More]