OP-ED | Shine a Light on Connecticut – CTNewsJunkie.com

3/14/16 – By Susan Bigelow There’s no disinfectant like a little sunlight, as the saying goes, and that seems truer than ever in our age where there’s ever more information but also a growing tendency of government to keep information Continue reading OP-ED | Shine a Light on Connecticut – CTNewsJunkie.com

Transparency Compromise For UConn Foundation A Good Step – Hartford Courant

03/15/16 – By Editorial Board The goal of transparency advocates to make the UConn Foundation subject to the state Freedom of Information Act would not be satisfied if pertinent legislation now before the General Assembly is enacted. But the legislation Continue reading Transparency Compromise For UConn Foundation A Good Step – Hartford Courant

Press Release: Republican Senators Renew Call for UConn Budget Transparency

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 16, 2015 Republican Senators Renew Call for Greater Transparency in UConn Budget Process Republican legislators today re-emphasized the need for more transparency in the University of Connecticut’s budget process. The UConn Board of Trustees on June Continue reading Press Release: Republican Senators Renew Call for UConn Budget Transparency

Given Chance To Speak Publicly On Budget, Most UConn Trustees Pass – Hartford Courant

By Kathleen Megan When UConn’s board of trustees approved a $1.3 billion budget with no public discussion, it was quickly clear that any questioning took place in an executive session attended by some of the board members. Open government advocates Continue reading Given Chance To Speak Publicly On Budget, Most UConn Trustees Pass – Hartford Courant

Editorial: Legislative session a mixed bag for freedom of information – Norwich Bulletin

Freedom of information has always been a fluid proposition, its execution shifting with court decisions, new laws and changing conditions and technology. After the General Assembly’s sessions this year, we perceive in the evolution of open information a big victory, Continue reading Editorial: Legislative session a mixed bag for freedom of information – Norwich Bulletin

Opinion: Apply FOI law to UConn Foundation – Republican-American

Last January, University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst announced plans to end the university’s relationship with the UConn Alumni Association. Ms. Herbst has claimed this model of alumni engagement didn’t work. UConn had provided the Alumni Association with staff and Continue reading Opinion: Apply FOI law to UConn Foundation – Republican-American

Column: FOI complaint pits Wallingford non profit against town councilor – MyRecordJournal.com

Glenn Richter’s March 8 R-J “Perspective” column begins by using his Duck Test: “If it looks, walks and quacks like a duck, it must be a duck.” But apparently, his real duck test has to be: ducks are birds; some Continue reading Column: FOI complaint pits Wallingford non profit against town councilor – MyRecordJournal.com

OP-ED: UConn Foundation Can’t Pass Legal Test To Keep Secrecy – Hartford Courant

State Rep. Roberta Willis, D-Salisbury, appears to have found the decisive argument for making the University of Connecticut Foundation subject to our freedom of information laws. Willis, who is co-chairman of the Higher Education Committee, asked at a recent hearing whether the Continue reading OP-ED: UConn Foundation Can’t Pass Legal Test To Keep Secrecy – Hartford Courant

Column: Why the cloak of secrecy? – MyRecordJournal.com

If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it is, for all intents and purposes, a duck. That’s the Duck Test, which is being applied right now at both the local and state Continue reading Column: Why the cloak of secrecy? – MyRecordJournal.com