FOI Hearing Officer: Enfield Broke Law By Withholding Settlements In Brutality Cases – Hartford Courant

06/14/17 – By Mikaela Porter The town of Enfield violated state law by not providing the ACLU of Connecticut records related to brutality lawsuit settlements involving a former officer, a Freedom of Information Commission hearing officer has ruled. [Read More]

FOI Commission Says Enfield Must Release Police Brutality Settlement Records – Hartford Courant

06/14/17 – By Mikaela Porter The Freedom of Information Commission Wednesday unanimously adopted a hearing officer’s report that found police brutality lawsuit settlements involving a former Enfield officer are public information. [Read More]

Lawyer For Jeffny Pally’s Family Seeks To Keep Video Of Her Death Sealed From Public View – Hartford Courant

05/15/17 – By David Owens A lawyer for the parents of a UConn student struck and killed by a university fire vehicle in October argued Monday against release of a video showing the incident, saying its publication would cause overwhelming Continue reading Lawyer For Jeffny Pally’s Family Seeks To Keep Video Of Her Death Sealed From Public View – Hartford Courant

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