Hearst CT investigation: Troopers accused of wrongdoing — including crimes — almost 900 times in 6 years, records show – Connecticut Post

By Bill Cummings 06/08/2022 In recent years, records detailing alleged misconduct by officers of the Connecticut State Police – the state’s largest law enforcement agency – were largely shielded from Read More …

Judge tosses lawsuit about comment on Facebook – Waterbury Republican-American

06/13/2022 By Bruno Matarazzo Jr. Like most Facebook discussions involving politics, it descended quickly into name calling. Unlike most Facebook posts, it ended with a lawsuit. Nine days after the Read More …

State police findings demand greater transparency – New Haven Register

06/12/2022 From the New Haven Register Failing to investigate crimes. Driving while intoxicated. Improper searches. Violating protective orders. These are a few of the misdeeds, some of them criminal in Read More …

Stop letting union contracts override Connecticut’s right-to-know law – Journal Inquirer

By Chris Powell Jun 8, 2022 Government cannot use union contracts with its employees to nullify its basic obligations to the public, a federal appeals court ruled last week in Read More …

Police cite safety for making radio transmissions private – Journal Inquirer

05/15/2022 By Eric Bedner Some local police departments are encrypting their radio communications to prevent the public from listening in, which police say is an effort to keep their officers Read More …

Annual Essay Contest for High School Students

The Connecticut Foundation for Open Government is pleased to announce its 2022 Forrest Palmer High School Essay Contest with a first prize of $1,000, a second prize of $500, a Read More …

Judy Woodruff of PBS NewsHour to Receive Walter Cronkite Award April 7

The Connecticut Foundation for Open Government is excited to announce that Judy Woodruff, the highly respected managing editor and anchor of PBS NewsHour, will be honored with CFOG’s Walter Cronkite Read More …

CT Agencies — Mostly in Secret — Use Computers to Make Critical Decisions; Agencies Stonewall Public Requests to Reveal How The Work is Done

Three major CT state agencies have used automated software programs, called algorithms, to make policy decisions affecting school funding, removing children from families, and hiring state workers, but are unable Read More …

CFOG Presents: The Stories Behind the Biggest Stories of 2021

For the sixth straight year, the Connecticut Foundation for Open Government (CFOG) will convene a panel of top Connecticut journalists discussing how they landed the major news stories of 2021. Read More …

Former Meriden City Manager’s Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Settled for $705,000 – Meriden Record-Journal

10/14/2021 By Michael Gagner MERIDEN — The City Council agreed to pay $705,000 to settle a federal lawsuit filed against the city by its former City Manager Guy Scaife, according Read More …