Derby Says Employees Will Take Open Government Refresher Course – Valley Independent Sentinel

06/02/19 – By Eugene Driscoll DERBY — City officials have promised to prepare a new written policy on how staffers comply with record requests, and to compel city workers to Read More …

Panel overseeing Dalio investment in schools would be exempt from ethics, disclosure laws – CTMirror.org

06/03/19 – By Keith M. Phaneuf and Kathleen Megan Legislators learned Monday what conditions come with the $100 million contribution hedge fund giant Ray Dalio’s philanthropic foundation is making to Read More …

Minority legislators aid abuse of their own people – Journal Inquirer

06/01/19 – By Chris Powell Sometimes elected officials who have many black and Hispanic constituents demand accountability from police. But the other day black and Hispanic members of the state Read More …

Contract would limit disclosure of troopers’ personnel files – Associated Press

05/31/19 – By Dave Collins HARTFORD — A proposed new contract for Connecticut State Police includes new restrictions on the public release of information in troopers’ personnel files, drawing concerns Read More …

Reject law and contract language that would invite secrecy – The Day, New London

05/30/19 – Editorial Should state lawmakers be passing laws that allow for secret arrests? Or that would protect from scrutiny decisions that clear state police of misconduct? (Read More)

Ken Dixon: Slamming windows on open government – New Haven Register

05/19/19 – By Ken Dixon Quietly, but surely, lawmakers with “good intentions” want to strip away your right to know. (Read More)

Ansonia And Derby Not Always Following ‘Executive Session’ Rules – Valley Independent Sentinel

05/16/19 – By Eugene Driscoll For this story, which I originally wanted to publish during “Sunshine Week,” I’m taking a look at executive session meetings in the cities of Ansonia Read More …

So You Want To Hire A New Superintendent: What Does The FOIA Permit (And Require)? – JD Supra

05/16/19 – By Pullman & Comley -School Law & Mark Sommaruga We are approaching a time of year where a board of education may have to deal with its long Read More …

Arrest of reporter in Bridgeport was an abuse of power – The Day of New London

05/15/19 – Editorial The arrest by Bridgeport police of a news reporter who was doing her job covering a protest appears to be a gross abuse of power and a Read More …

Questions remain after arrests at Bridgeport protest – Connecticut Post

05/15/19 – By Tara O’Neill BRIDGEPORT — Little information on the arrest of 11 protestors in Bridgeport last week has been released by the city or its police department. (Read Read More …