Posts For Category: "Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission"

FOI Commission: State Police Must Turn Over Lanzas’ Papers – Hartford Courant

By DAVE MORAN HARTFORD — State police must make available to the public personal documents seized from Adam Lanza’s house during the course of the investigation into the 2012 killings of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the state’s Freedom of Information Commission unanimously ruled Wednesday. The ruling came as a […]

See You In Court – May 2015 – JD Supra Business Advisor

Seymour Dollars, the irascible Chairperson of the Nutmeg Board of Finance, gave the Board of Education a very hard time throughout the entire budget process this year. He questioned the Board down to the minutest detail of its budget estimate, and he seemed always to have a better idea about how to run the Nutmeg […]

Open arrest records bill amended

By Elizabeth Regan ctnewsjunkie.com HARTFORD >> The head of the state’s Freedom of Information Commission was among those surprised to learn a bill that would make arrest information available to the public was amended Monday by the Judiciary Committee. Commission Executive Director Colleen Murphy said she was unaware of an amendment that narrowed the scope […]

Cops, courts, prosecutors align to promote secrecy – The Day

By Dick Ahles That awful video of a fleeing suspect being shot eight times in the back by a police officer in South Carolina led directly to the officer being charged with murder. But if it had happened in Connecticut and the police had gotten their hands on the video first, they could have legally […]

FOI Commission orders release of Haberek text messages – The Day

Hartford — The Freedom of Information Commission unanimously ruled in favor of The Day on Wednesday and ordered the town of Stonington to release the remainder of the text messages requested by the newspaper from former First Selectman Ed Haberek’s town-issued BlackBerry device. The commission upheld a hearing officer’s recommendation that a transcript of roughly […]

Editorial: Open arrest records – The Day

The good news is that a bill intended to provide greater transparency surrounding police arrests has made it out of committee. The bad news is that the issue has become needlessly partisan and support for the bill remains soft. The proposed law would restore the presumption in Connecticut that arrest records are public documents. This is […]

More charter schools? Education Committee leaves decision to budget panel – The CT Mirror

Lawmakers on the legislature’s Education Committee have decided not to take a position on whether new charter schools should open in the state over the next two years. The committee instead decided Friday to leave the question up to the General Assembly’s budget-writing Appropriations Committee. In a near-unanimous vote, committee members also decided that the management organizations that run […]

More charter schools? Education Committee leaves decision to budget panel – The CT Mirror

Lawmakers on the legislature’s Education Committee have decided not to take a position on whether new charter schools should open in the state over the next two years. The committee instead decided Friday to leave the question up to the General Assembly’s budget-writing Appropriations Committee. In a near-unanimous vote, committee members also decided that the management organizations that run […]

The charter debate: More schools, transparency and oversight? – The CT Mirror

The billboard in Bridgeport promises students the chance to win a seat in a new charter school opening in August. “Enroll now! Accepting applications for grades 6-12,” reads the advertisement facing the highway. In Stamford, another charter school organization has already accepted 30 applications from parents who hope to win a seat in their school […]