The Day: Thin excuses for keeping the public in the dark

From the Day, New London 01/22/2023 At a Jan. 3 proceeding conducted by a Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission hearing officer, an attorney for the Connecticut Port Authority was pressed Read More …

Wielding FOI Act, columnist Collins made his mark – The Day, New London

By Brian Hallenback 01/21/23 For David Collins, The Day’s columnist, 2022 was a typically impactful year. He weighed in on the Connecticut Port Authority’s role in transforming State Pier in Read More …

Editorial: Police in need of transparency – New Haven Register

06/03/2020 – By Mike Savino George Floyd’s death at the hands, or rather knee, of a Minnesota police officer demonstrates the difficulty in holding law enforcement accountable. (Read More)

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)

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 …

Removing crook’s portrait isn’t enough accountability – Journal Inquirer

07/24/19 – By Chris Powell Off and on for at least 20 years this column has been chiding the state Senate’s Democrats to remove from their caucus room’s portrait gallery Read More …

Outrage warranted over Dalio gift agency’s secrecy – Waterbury Republican-American

07/10/19 – From the Waterbury Republican-American In April, Gov. Ned Lamont and hedge-fund manager Ray Dalio announced Connecticut government and Dalio Philanthropies had initiated a partnership to improve public education Read More …

Former police chief Matthew Reed has his dream job as an attorney for the Freedom of Information Commission – Waterbury Republican-American

07/07/19 – By Gabriella DeBenedictis HARTFORD — Matthew Reed sits below a giant poster of the Constitution in his office at the state Freedom of Information Commission in Hartford. Relics Read More …

State investigation into prison birth drags into 17th month – The CT Mirror

07/03/19 – By Jenna Carlesso and Kelan Lyons Sixteen months after a woman gave birth on the toilet in her locked prison cell, the state Department of Correction has yet Read More …

Editorial: Police secrecy bill should be defeated – The Litchfield County Times

03/13/19 – By Hearst Connecticut Media Group Editorial Board The public does not need more secrecy from police. If anything, there should be less. (Read More)