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 …

Dear FOI commissioners: Please make port authority comply – The Day

01/21/2020 – By David Collins The Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission is scheduled to consider at its meeting Wednesday a complaint I filed in August requesting emails between the Connecticut Read More …

UConn students arrested for yelling racial slur sue university on First Amendment grounds – Hartford Courant

01/14/2020 – By Russell Blair Two UConn students arrested last year for repeatedly shouting a racial slur outside an on-campus apartment building are suing the university, its president and other Read More …

Bleeding-heart approach of Democratic legislators won’t help ex-cons much – Journal Inquirer

01/20/20 – By Chris Powell Now that the majority in the General Assembly is more Democratic and liberal, the legislature is paying more attention to the plight of prisoners and Read More …

Keep public notices in newspapers – Meriden Record-Journal

01/02/2020 – Editorial The Connecticut court system has decided to move required public notices out of newspapers, preferring to list them on its own website instead. We say that in Read More …

Connecticut courts moving notices from newspapers to website – New Haven Register

12/25/19 – By Dave Collins, Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut court system will usher in the new year by moving required public notices to its website and Read More …

Crusading journalist Forrest Palmer dies – Waterbury Republican-American

12/24/19 – By Andrew Larson SOUTHBURY –- A longtime journalist, known as a crusader for open government and fierce defender of the state’s Freedom of Information Act, died Friday. Forrest Read More …