2005 CFOG Essay Contest

FOI panel fines insurance commissioner – Meriden Record-Journal

06/29/17 – By Mike Savino HARTFORD — The Freedom of Information Commission Wednesday issued Insurance Commissioner Katharine Wade a $500 fine after ruling that she improperly withheld documents last summer related to a proposed merger between Aetna and Humana. [Read More]

Woodbury loses 2 Freedom of Information cases – Republican-American

06/26/17 – By Hanna Snyder Gambini WOODBURY – The state Freedom of Information Commission ruled against the town in two separate cases, but no penalties were issued. Both complaints, filed by Main Street South resident Tom Arras, involve executive sessions during Board of Selectmen meetings. [Read More]

Lawsuits: Officer used excessive force in several cases – Fox News

06/25/17 – By Dave Collins, Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. –  Eight brutality lawsuits settled over the past 10 months paint a disturbing picture of a former Connecticut police officer accused of beating people while they were handcuffed and ordering his police dog to attack others who were not resisting arrest. [Read More]

With crazy sociology professor, Trinity joins the loony left – Journal Inquirer

06/23/17 – By Chris Powell SUBVERTING THE RIGHT TO KNOW: An important right-to-know case has arisen in Enfield, where the Town Council has refused to make public the financial settlements paid by the town’s insurer in police brutality lawsuits. To subvert Connecticut’s freedom-of-information law, the town’s administration has told the town’s insurer to hold all […]

Stonington settles FOI complaint filed by The Day – The Day

06/20/17 – By Joe Wojtas Stonington — Just hours before a hearing was slated to take place Tuesday afternoon in Hartford, the town agreed to settle a Freedom of Information Act complaint filed by The Day that alleged the Board of Selectmen held an illegal executive session and posted an illegal agenda for its April […]