Courant: The state’s most powerful Democrats want to conduct public business in private – Hartford Courant

11/03/19 – Editorial You want to pick a school for your children but the state wavers on telling you how many of their classmates are vaccinated for measles. A teenager Read More …

Skakel’s among cases sealed by new state law that creates secret trials – Hearst Connecticut Newspapers

09/30/19 – By Kaitlyn Krasselt A new law that will close Connecticut courtrooms and seal records of juveniles being prosecuted as adults for felony crimes will go into effect Tuesday. Read More …

Few legislators questioned change in law concerning criminal prosecutions of juveniles tried as adults – Waterbury Republican-American

09/29/19 – By Paul Hughes and Jonathan Shugarts State lawmakers barely questioned a sweeping change that largely removes criminal prosecutions of juveniles being tried as adults from the public view Read More …

Secret trials for murder are now Connecticut law – Journal Inquirer

09/25/19 – By Chris Powell Secret trials for murder, rape, and other atrocious crimes become the law in Connecticut on October 1, an outrage getting less attention than a small Read More …

Removing crook’s portrait isn’t enough accountability – Journal Inquirer

07/24/19 – By Chris Powell Off and on for at least 20 years this column has been chiding the state Senate’s Democrats to remove from their caucus room’s portrait gallery Read More …

Defenders of open government and FOI law in Connecticut fear the public’s right to know is being stifled – Waterbury Republican-American

07/07/19 – By Gabriella DeBenedictis Open government proponents in Connecticut, citing major new barriers to access public records, are concerned that state and local politicians have weakened the Freedom of Read More …

OP-ED | CCSU Report Illustrates Why Connecticut’s FOI Law Is Only As Good As Its Exemptions – CT News Junkie

01/24/19 – By Mike Savino A report from outside investigators this week detailing former students’ complaints of sexual misconduct against two Central Connecticut State University professors — and the university’s Read More …