Posts For Category: "connecticut open records"

UConn Foundation Says ‘Transparency’ Bills Would Chill Donors – Hartford Courant

Representatives of the University of Connecticut Foundation made an impassioned argument at a legislative hearing Thursday that any law forcing them to open their records to the public — even if donors’ name are excluded — would impede their efforts to raise money. And it seemed from the response of the legislators on the higher-education […]

Subjecting UConn Foundation to freedom of info. act bad idea – HartfordBusiness.com

There is legislation before the General Assembly that would subject the University of Connecticut Foundation to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). This is an example of an unfortunate trend in which cash-strapped governments are trying to assert influence over the operations and assets of private nonprofit organizations. The slope is slippery, and state nonprofit […]

Don’t Let Police Decide What Public Should Know – Hartford Courant Editorial

The cause of open government in Connecticut has taken extraordinarily hard knocks of late, undermining this state’s once-sterling reputation nationally for valuing openness and promoting the free flow of information. One of the hardest was a disappointing state Supreme Court ruling last year that severely limits the amount of information that local police departments and […]

Ex-Official Who Quit Housing Agency Job Under Pressure Appointed To Its Governing Board – Hartford Courant

Kenneth Hagenow was facing potential disciplinary proceedings in his job as a Manchester Housing Authority administrator in May of 2011 when he and authority officials signed a legal “settlement agreement” — under which he retired and they resolved their differences “without costly and protracted proceedings,” as the agreement put it. Neither Hagenow nor the authority […]

Local legislators mixed on FOI Commission pledge – New Britain Herald

By Robert Storace  NEW BRITAIN — Members of the city’s five-person legislative delegation is mixed on whether or not to sign a pledge to protect the independence of the Freedom of Information Commission and oppose weakening it, but all agreed the FOIC serves a vital purpose in the state. “I do not sign pledges, it’s […]

Stamford schools’ DCF reports skyrocket – ctpost.com

STAMFORD — The Stamford school district made double the number of child abuse or neglect reports in the six months after the teacher-student sex case as it did in the entire year before. Stamford Public Schools records obtained through the Freedom of Information Act show the district sent 99 written reports of suspected child abuse or neglect […]

Op-Ed: Too few CT lawmakers have signed FOI pledge – The CT Mirror

By: James H. Smith | February 5, 2015 Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy, Lt Gov. Nancy Wyman and state Comptroller Kevin Lembo – a card carrying FOI advocate – have signed the Freedom of Information Pledge proffered by the non-profit advocacy group Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information. It took several weeks for Malloy to decide […]

Legislators Seek To Open Window On UConn Foundation – Hartford Courant

Megan Merrigan By Kathleen Megan contact the reporter Some legislators think the UConn Foundation should be more open to public scrutiny Five bills are pending this year seeking greater transparency for the UConn Foundation For years, attempts to require the University of Connecticut Foundation to be more open about how it raises and spends millions […]