Posts For Category: "connecticut transparency"

Norfolk to host FOI seminar – The Register Citizen

02/23/18 – Staff Reports NORFOLK — Tom Hennick, Public Information Officer from the Freedom of Information Commission, will be holding an Informational Seminar on Thursday, March 15 at 7 p.m., at Norfolk Town Hall, 19 Maple Ave. to discuss FOI laws and new legislation. A Q&A session will follow. Members of area town boards, commissions […]

FOI Commission closes investigation – The Southington Observer

02/21/18 – By Sheridan Cyr The State of Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission approved the report of the hearing officer as-written, and that marked the end of the state’s investigation into a complaint filed on Aug. 7, 2017 by former Board of Finance member and local Democrat John Moise against the Southington Town Council. [Read […]

Judge upholds FOI decision; City Council may appeal – Record-Journal

02/21/18 – By Leigh Tauss MERIDEN — The City Council is deliberating whether to appeal a recent Supreme Court decision to uphold a Freedom of Information Commission ruling that councilors violated the state’s open meeting requirements while discussing a city manager search in early 2016. [Read More]

Malloy’s Frivolous Spending Contradicts Claims of Crisis – Journal Inquirer

02/21/18 – By Chris Powell KEEP VOTER ROLLS PUBLIC: Voter registration data is crucial to the integrity of elections. You can’t tell if elections are honest if you can’t tell who voted. But Secretary of the State Denise Merrill wants to conceal much of this data in the name of protecting voter privacy. [Read More […]

Colchester woman was deemed at high risk of suicide prior to prison hanging – The Day

02/19/18 – By Karin Florin A 32-year-old Colchester woman who was deemed to have a high risk of suicide by nursing staff at the Janet S. York Correctional Institution in December 2016, used a bedsheet to hang herself just three hours after she was transferred from a medical ward into the general population, according to […]

ABOVE the LAW: How Government Unions’ Extralegal Privileges Are Harming Public Employees, Taxpayers and the State – The Yankee Institute

By: Priya Abraham Brannick, MA and F. Vincent Vernuccio, JD The report issued by the Yankee Institute about the privileges bestowed by Connecticut state law on government employee unions has a section about “supersedence,” whereby union contracts, some of them reached by binding arbitration outside the democratic process, without the approval of elected officials, nullify […]

State To Release Internal Affairs Reports On Troopers In Controversial Videotaped Arrest – Hartford Courant

10/31/17 – By Mikaela Porter Officials said Tuesday they would release portions of internal affairs reports on three state troopers who were videotaped discussing what to charge an East Hartford man protesting a DUI checkpoint in West Hartford in 2015. [Read More]

Editorial: Defend the Watchdogs – Waterbury Republican-American

12/03/16 – By Editorial Board Leaders of Connecticut government’s watchdog agencies — the State Elections Enforcement Commission, the Office of State Ethics and the Freedom of Information Commission — worry they may face crippling cuts as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the legislature tackle looming budget deficits in excess of $1 billion. “I am always […]

Bill Requires Police to Release Detailed Arrest Data – The Connecticut Law Tribune

By Michelle Tuccitto Sullo The legislature has passed a bill which requires police to release more information to the public about arrests, reversing a 2014 Connecticut Supreme Court decision which limited what police were required to give out while a prosecution is pending. The measure was still awaiting Gov. Dannel Malloy’s signature as of June […]

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 […]