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Freedom of Information Act

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  • Judge Strikes Blow Against Government Secrecy

    Let's give State's Attorney Stephen J. Sedensky III the benefit of the doubt and assume that he is a nice guy whose instinct to protect the families of Sandy Hook victims is so strong that, for no other reason, he attempted to bend the laws of the state...
  • An Embarrassing Sandy Hook Report

    Some high-ranking state officials continue to plunder their credibility in their quest to shut the public out of the people's business. The assault on the public's sensibilities reached a Captain Queeg-like level of madness with the release of Danbury...
  • Police Survey, Records Bill Cloud 'Sunshine Week'

    This is Sunshine Week, a national initiative to promote the importance of open government, but you wouldn't know it in Connecticut. To wit: •A team of reporters from the New Haven Register and Middletown Press visited all 92 municipal police...
  • More Government Power To Keep Truth Under Wraps

    The people's right to know is, like "the spirit of scientific inquiry," a "search for the truth," wrote Herbert Brucker in his 1949 groundbreaking book "Freedom of Information." The highly regarded Hartford Courant editor and journalism educator has...
  • Private Emails Hide Work Of Malloy's Administration

    The Malloy administration has created a far-flung network of private email accounts to conduct the public's business. Instead of using the state's "ct.gov" email address that is assigned to each member of the administration, officials have used Gmail,...
  • Connections Smooth O'Garro's Cash Collection

    Some lethal emails revealed by The Courant last week interrupted the genial flow expected in the week ahead. Trouble grows in Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's promiscuous grant-and-loan business. The public and federal criminal investigators are getting a look...
  • Lawmakers: Don't Vote For Crime Secrecy

    Lawmakers: Don't Vote For Crime Secrecy
    The General Assembly should reject the recommendations adopted last week by the Task Force on Victim Privacy and the Public's Right to Know. If the legislature adopts the recommendations of this panel, of which I was a member, it will make it easier for...
  • Repeal The Crime Secrecy Law

    Repeal The Crime Secrecy Law
    At the end of the last session of the General Assembly, lawmakers working in secret passed a bill needlessly limiting public access to crime scene media information — apparently because of a false rumor that a noted filmmaker was going to publish...
  • Records: Cloud Discouraged Review Of Policy Brokered By Hybrid

    Hartford Treasurer Adam Cloud discouraged a city review of aninsurance policy involving a broker who has since become the target of a federal grand jury investigation, emails obtained by The Courant show. Cloud told the city's risk manager early this...
  • Keep Power Of Information With The People

    On Nov. 22, 1963, bullets flew in Dallas, and tore into the head of John F. Kennedy. A citizen named Abraham Zapruder captured the killing on a "home movie" camera. The film had a complicated life, but in 2014, you can watch it on YouTube. You can watch...
  • Connecticut's Numbers Tell Gloomy Tales

    College basketball brings weeks of numbers to popular culture. Tournament seeds, scores and predictions are everywhere. (Mine? Florida defeats Louisville, 69-65.) While you're in the spirit, let's look at some Connecticut numbers. In January,...