Posts For Category: "sunshine week"

Editorial: Sunshine needed – MyRecordJournal.com

Mitchell W. Pearlman, of Glastonbury, probably knows as much about open government as anyone. He has served as director of both the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission and the Office of State Ethics. He has taught, lectured and written extensively on the subject, and has consulted on democratic governance both in this country and abroad. […]

Editorial: Police Should Not Be Deciding What Public Can Know – Hartford Courant

Editorial: It’s in the public’s welfare to have information on crimes in communities. A state with the nickname of Corrupticut should think hard about the wisdom of leaving entirely up to police whether to release important arrest records while a prosecution is pending. A 2014 state Supreme Court ruling allows police to withhold all but […]

Email Secrecy Shows Contempt For Public’s Right To Know – Hartford Courant

On Sunday we welcome the beginning of Sunshine Week, when access to public information is celebrated. Unfortunately, though we live in an information age, the Freedom of Information Act and the public’s access to documents is under siege. Connecticut Likes Clinton, Q Poll Says; Bush, Walker Top GOP Field Hillary Clinton gave vivid testimony on Tuesday to […]