State legislature considers limiting dissemination of voter information – Waterbury Republican-American

02/29/2020 – By Paul Hughes HARTFORD — State lawmakers are considering voter privacy protections that trouble open government advocates and the state Freedom of Information Commission. (Read More)

‘Gotta cover our a**’ CT state police video leads to $50K settlement – CTPost

02/25/2020 – By Lisa Backus A free speech advocate charged by State Police while protesting a 2015 drunken driving checkpoint will receive a $50,000 settlement to end his federal lawsuit Read More …

State police won’t release trooper’s file in DUI case – NewsTimes

02/27/2020 – By Peter Yankowski State Police this week said they will not release the personnel records of a state police sergeant charged with driving under the influence in a Read More …

Minority legislators are silent on the unaccountability of police – Journal Inquirer

02/26/2020 – By Chris Powell Black and Hispanic state legislators often complain about the need for more accountability from the police, but like their colleagues in the General Assembly they Read More …

Connecticut schools can’t claim employee misconduct records are FERPA protected, FOI commission rules – Student Press Law Center

02/25/2020 – By Cameren Boatner The Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission, an administrative agency that enforces open record laws, unanimously decided on Feb. 13 that schools cannot withhold educator misconduct Read More …

Winfield to swap Lamont’s ‘Clean Slate’ bill with broader measure erasing felonies – Connecticut Mirror

02/26/2020 – By Kelan Lyons Sen. Gary Winfield will propose “Clean Slate” legislation today that significantly expands the bill championed by Gov. Ned Lamont earlier this month by automatically clearing Read More …

Shelton school board to get Freedom of Information lesson to settle complaint – CT Post

02/23/2020 – By Brian Gioiele SHELTON — The Board of Education has acknowledged that it violated state Freedom of Information rules at its Nov. 20 meeting and that it will Read More …

List of violent felons will stay secret for at least another year – New Haven Register

02/25/2020 – By Ken Dixon HARTFORD — Changes to the state’s secret list of violent felons, including possibly opening it up for public scrutiny, will have to wait until next Read More …

Witness, detective paint different pictures of cold case – Norwich Bulletin

02/21/2020 – By The Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A public hearing surrounding an unsolved homicide case shed light on the current status of the investigation, with the son Read More …

Alleged email ‘meeting’ of Bethel finance board criticized – The News-Times

02/21/2020 – By Julia Perkins BETHEL — A Freedom of Information complaint against the finance board chairman claims he violated open meeting rules in an email to board members. (Read Read More …