Mike Savino: A win for disclosure in Connecticut – Waterbury Republican-American

02/23/2020 – By Mike Savino On Feb. 13 the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission ordered the state police to undergo training on the state’s open-government laws because of frequent violations. Read More …

Put state education partnership under FOI rules – New Haven Register

02/23/2020  – Hearst CT papers Government must operate with complete transparency for a democracy to work. (Read More)

Law against ridicule is ridiculed but repeal unlikely – Danbury News-Times

02/22/2020 – By Liz Teitz When two University of Connecticut students were charged this fall with violating a century-old state law against ridiculing people, opposition came quickly from critics in Read More …

Hearst CT given FOI award for Boys, Girls Club probe – Danbury News-Times

02/08/2020 – Staff Reports BOSTON — The New England First Amendment Coalition Friday honored Hearst Connecticut Media with its 2020 Michael Donoghue Freedom of Information Award for stories on sexual Read More …

Lamont to reveal new details of ‘clean slate’ plan – New Haven Register

02/05/2020 – By Kaitlyn Krasselt Gov. Ned Lamont will include funding in his budget proposal that could help make expungement of some criminal records a reality in the state. (Read Read More …

Dave Collins: Lamont’s port authority spending lavishly in FOI fight – The Day, New London

02/20/2020 – By Dave Collins I was startled, when I turned up at a Freedom of Information Commission hearing room Thursday for an airing of one of my FOI requests, Read More …

Dave Collins: The rising cost of Lamont’s State Pier plan is secret – The Day, New London

01/29/2020 – By Dave Collins I don’t know which is worse, the fact that Gov. Ned Lamont is planning in secret to spend probably millions of dollars more than the Read More …

Region Could Lead the Way to Improve Lawmaking – The Day, New London

01/26/2020 – Editorial Board Southeastern Connecticut is fortunate to be represented in the state legislature by a politically diverse set of lawmakers, almost evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans. They Read More …

Lawmaker Seeks To Get Rid of $20 Copying Fee – CTNewsJunkie.com

01/24/2020 – By Christine Stuart HARTFORD — The first piece of publicly available legislation for the 2020 session seeks to eliminate a $20 fee that cities and towns can charge Read More …

Hearst papers: State’s list of weapons-using criminals is secret – New Haven Register

01/26/2020 – By Ken Dixon It’s a daily routine in courtrooms throughout the state, when Superior Court judges pronounce criminal sentences. Penalties for a variety of 42 crimes involving guns Read More …