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Freedom of Information Act

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  • Charter School Group Rocked By Two More Top-Level Departures

     Charter School Group Rocked By Two More Top-Level Departures
    HARTFORD — Two more top administrators have left a charter school management group in the aftermath of last weekend's resignation of its CEO, Michael Sharpe — who quit abruptly following disclosures in The Courant that he had never earned...
  • Freedom Of Information Always Under Attack

    That Connecticut's widely heralded Freedom of Information Act is under assault is troubling, but not new. Since the Newtown tragedy in December 2012, we've seen relentless efforts to cut back on public access to police reports and investigatory...
  • Malloy Forced To Shift From Rebate To Reality

    The end of the legislative session has featured an unusual amount of gear-shifting by the state's leading policy-makers. The most notable came last week when reality forced Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to abandon his $55-a-person income tax refund under pressure...
  • Restore Some Limited Access To Homicide Evidence

    In Connecticut horror does not befoul Newtown alone. No, as much or more, it degrades Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford and our other tumultuous inner cities. Despite the catastrophic day at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012, murder most regularly happens where...
  • Children's Deaths Reveal DCF Shortcomings

    The April deaths of 2-month-old Adore Daniels and 5-month-old Bradly Davis White are fading from the news, and they should not. The Department of Children and Families failed those two children, and their deaths must prompt action by state officials and...
  • So Far, A Cease-Fire In War Against FOI, Watchdogs

    It's been six months since The Courant published its wish list for this year in the editorial series Agenda 2014 (on http://www.courantopinion.com. It's time for an update. Open Government So far this year, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and state lawmakers...
  • VDOT doesn't know how much U.S. 460 subcontractors have been paid

    VDOT doesn't know how much U.S. 460 subcontractors have been paid
    RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Transportation won't say how much subcontractors involved in its suspended U.S. 460 project have been paid, because it doesn't know. The department may not even have the names of every company involved in...
  • Problems With New Britain Stadium Put Solomon On The Move

    Problems With New Britain Stadium Put Solomon On The Move
    Rock Cats owner Josh Solomon doesn't like being called a liar. Nobody likes being called a liar. And that's probably as good a place as any to start. Solomon, who has reached a tentative deal to move the Double A baseball team 13 miles from New...
  • City Emails Shed Light On Early Rock Cats Talks

    City Emails Shed Light On Early Rock Cats Talks
    HARTFORD — On a late November afternoon in 2012, city officials met with executives from the New Britain Rock Cats and put in motion a secret 18-month negotiation to bring the minor league club to Hartford. The meeting at Salute on Trumbull Street...
  • ACLU sues FBI for records on Ibragim Todashev shooting

    ACLU sues FBI for records on Ibragim Todashev shooting
    The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Massachusetts sued Thursday to obtain records about the killing of Ibragim Todashev, who was shot to death last year in his Orlando condo by an FBI agent. "When law enforcement officials kill someone in...
  • How often do CTA officials ride the CTA?

    How often do CTA officials ride the CTA?
    If you were given an unlimited-use Ventra card for free, how often would you ride the CTA? If you're CTA board chairman Terry Peterson, the answer would be 17 times in eight months. If you're veteran CTA board member Alejandro Silva, it would be five...