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 …

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 …