State won’t disclose incentives offered to lure Amazon to Connecticut – Meriden Record-Journal

01/28/18 – By Mike Savino The Department of Economic and Community Development says it will not release the incentives offered in its failed bid to have Amazon build a second headquarters in Connecticut. [Read More]

RTM members reject using town email – Greenwich Time

01/28/18 – By Ken Borsuk At a time when the Greenwich Representative Town Meeting has pledged to be more open and accessible, an attempt to require members to use town email accounts when conducting official business has been met with Continue reading RTM members reject using town email – Greenwich Time

Cheshire asking for ability to charge for FOI requests – Meriden Record-Journal

01/26/18 – By Jesse Buchanan Town officials are asking the legislature to consider allowing municipalities to charge a fee for processing Freedom of Information requests, which police say have become more time-consuming with the implementation of cruiser and body cameras. Continue reading Cheshire asking for ability to charge for FOI requests – Meriden Record-Journal

FOI hearing officer recommends dismissing complaint against Southington councilors – Meriden Record-Journal

01/19/18 – By Jesse Buchanan SOUTHINGTON — A hearing officer recommended that the state Freedom of Information Commission dismiss a complaint against town councilors filed last year by Democrat John Moise, a former finance board member. [Read More]

FOIC rules city violated open records laws by withholding Meriden city attorney’s letter of discipline – Meriden Record-Journal

01/12/18 – By Leigh Tauss The Freedom of Information Commission ruled the city violated open records laws by initially withholding and then heavily redacting a letter of discipline issued to City Attorney Deborah Moore last year. It is unclear if Continue reading FOIC rules city violated open records laws by withholding Meriden city attorney’s letter of discipline – Meriden Record-Journal

Connecticut police issue Sandy Hook response report – WLWT 5

01/12/18 – By Jim Shay and Rob Ryser While Connecticut State Police troopers responding to the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre acted in an efficient and heroic manner, there is much that can be learned, according to a new report released Continue reading Connecticut police issue Sandy Hook response report – WLWT 5

Jon Lender: Probe Into Lottery Snafu Gets ‘Conflicting Accounts’ – But There’s A Recording – Hartford Courant

01/11/18 – By Jon Lender The state’s newly launched investigation into the million dollar blunder in the Jan. 1 lottery drawing has already bumped into “conflicting accounts” from people involved, the Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) says. [Read More]