Documents reveal fired Meriden police captain secretly recorded meetings – Meriden Record-Journal

02/09/19 – By Matthew Zabierek MERIDEN — Former police captain Patrick Gaynor, who is contesting his July 2017 termination before the state labor board, could face new discipline if he Read More …

Bill’s objective: opacity in government – Waterbury Republican-American

02/10/19 – By Red Jahncke Beware politicians trying to limit transparency in government, especially when they want to maintain their own access to information but deny it to the public. Read More …

Illegally Secret Cop Drug Policy Released – New Haven Independent

02/08/19 – By Christopher Peak Former pot smokers, ravers and drunk drivers are all welcome to join New Haven’s police force. (Read More)

Bill seeks to limit access to voter registration data in Connecticut – Meriden Record-Journal

02/08/19 – By Mary Ellen Godin A bipartisan House bill would prohibit the disclosure of voter registration data for commercial purposes but would make some information available to election and Read More …

CCFOI statement against sealing criminal records to help people get housing

February 7, 2019 The Honorable Dennis Bradley, Senate Chair The Honorable Brandon McGee, House Chair Housing Committee Connecticut General Assembly Legislative Office Building, Room 2700 Hartford, Connecticut 06106 Dear Chairmen Read More …

CT Foundation for Open Government Panel Discussion: The Stories Behind the Biggest Stories of 2018

On Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, at The Lyceum in Hartford, six accomplished, savvy reporters discussed the “stories behind the stories” — the tips they received, the sources they consulted, the difficulties they Read More …

CT Foundation for Open Government Panel Discussion: The Stories Behind the Biggest Stories of 2018

On Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, at The Lyceum in Hartford, six accomplished, savvy reporters discussed the “stories behind the stories” — the tips they received, the sources they consulted, the difficulties they Read More …

Courant wins top New England FOI award for winning release of Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza’s records – Hartford Courant

02/01/19 – By John Ferraro The Hartford Courant has been awarded a top Freedom of Information award for its successful five-year legal battle to win release of documents seized from Read More …

Board Told To Keep Birks Eval Secret – New Haven Independent

01/30/19 – By Christopher Peak A consultant advised New Haven’s Board of Education not to put any part of the schools superintendent’s upcoming performance review on paper, other than a Read More …

Violations, fines pile up due to backlog for public information in CT – CT Post

01/26/19 – By Lisa Backus A Connecticut agency that includes the state police is racking up violations and fines due to a nearly two-year backlog in responding to public information Read More …