Dear FOI commissioners: Please make port authority comply – The Day

01/21/2020 – By David Collins The Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission is scheduled to consider at its meeting Wednesday a complaint I filed in August requesting emails between the Connecticut Read More …

UConn students arrested for yelling racial slur sue university on First Amendment grounds – Hartford Courant

01/14/2020 – By Russell Blair Two UConn students arrested last year for repeatedly shouting a racial slur outside an on-campus apartment building are suing the university, its president and other Read More …

Bleeding-heart approach of Democratic legislators won’t help ex-cons much – Journal Inquirer

01/20/20 – By Chris Powell Now that the majority in the General Assembly is more Democratic and liberal, the legislature is paying more attention to the plight of prisoners and Read More …

Keep public notices in newspapers – Meriden Record-Journal

01/02/2020 – Editorial The Connecticut court system has decided to move required public notices out of newspapers, preferring to list them on its own website instead. We say that in Read More …

Connecticut courts moving notices from newspapers to website – New Haven Register

12/25/19 – By Dave Collins, Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut court system will usher in the new year by moving required public notices to its website and Read More …

Crusading journalist Forrest Palmer dies – Waterbury Republican-American

12/24/19 – By Andrew Larson SOUTHBURY –- A longtime journalist, known as a crusader for open government and fierce defender of the state’s Freedom of Information Act, died Friday. Forrest Read More …

Education partnership discusses budget, hires and plans — all in open session – Connecticut Mirror

12/16/19 – By Kathleen Megan New Haven — The Partnership for Connecticut, a public-private venture formed to help struggling Connecticut schools, moved to hire legal counsel and accounting services, heard Read More …

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Understanding Connecticut’s FOIA – JDSupra

12/17/19 – By Mark J. Sommaruga, Esq. Do We Really Have To Deal With All of These FOIA Requests (And Are We Obliged To Deal With “Vexatious Requesters”)?    As Read More …

Body cam footage shows Norwalk cop taken to ground during arrest – The Hour

11/16/19 – By Pat Tomlinson NORWALK — State police have released body camera footage showing a veteran Norwalk police officer being taken to the ground for allegedly resisting arrest after Read More …