Fee for Connecticut court documents among highest in state – The Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Copying public documents in Connecticut courts can be an expensive proposition at $1 a page, a fee set by state law that is double what cities and towns can charge and quadruple the rate collected by Continue reading Fee for Connecticut court documents among highest in state – The Associated Press

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

Email Secrecy Shows Contempt For Public’s Right To Know – Hartford Courant

On Sunday we welcome the beginning of Sunshine Week, when access to public information is celebrated. Unfortunately, though we live in an information age, the Freedom of Information Act and the public’s access to documents is under siege. Connecticut Likes Clinton, Q Continue reading Email Secrecy Shows Contempt For Public’s Right To Know – Hartford Courant

Republicans Criticize Seizure Of Election-Enforcement Agency Computer – Hartford Courant

By Jon Lender Republican legislative leaders on Monday protested the recent seizure by the newly created Office of Governmental Accountability of a computer from the state’s elections enforcement agency, saying it confirmed their fears that OGA would interfere with and Continue reading Republicans Criticize Seizure Of Election-Enforcement Agency Computer – Hartford Courant

Let the sun shine: Pass Raised Bill 6750 – The Lakeville Journal

By Dan Klau The Connecticut General Assembly held a public hearing last week on Raised Bill 6750, An Act Expanding The Requirement For Disclosure Of Arrest Records During A Pending Prosecution Under The Freedom Of Information Act. The bill seeks to Continue reading Let the sun shine: Pass Raised Bill 6750 – The Lakeville Journal

To know, or not to know? – The Lakeville Journal Editorial

Every recent legislative session in Connecticut has brought another challenge to open information that is both meaningful and dangerous for those who care about governmental accountability. This time, one of those is the need to reverse the state Supreme Court Continue reading To know, or not to know? – The Lakeville Journal Editorial

Seizure Of Election Agency’s Computer Protested As ‘Major Security Breach’ – Hartford Courant

The head of the state’s new government accountability office in recent days ordered the seizure of a computer from the state’s elections enforcement agency — a move that a top election enforcement official calls a “major security breach” because the Continue reading Seizure Of Election Agency’s Computer Protested As ‘Major Security Breach’ – 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

Support bill to restore public right to arrest details – CTPost.com

Until last summer, police in Connecticut had to provide information about arrests or prove why that information should not be public. But a state Supreme Court ruling in July turned that bedrock principle upside down. The court basically gave police full Continue reading Support bill to restore public right to arrest details – CTPost.com

Ackley attorney charges city held illegal meeting about her – The Day

By Colin A. Young New London — An attorney representing suspended Police Chief Margaret Ackley on Wednesday filed a complaint with the Freedom of Information Commission alleging that the City Council “held an illegal and secret meeting” last month to Continue reading Ackley attorney charges city held illegal meeting about her – The Day