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Freedom of Information Act

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  • Legislature Lets UConn Foundation Skip Oversight

    Legislature Lets UConn Foundation Skip Oversight
    It's disappointing that legislation to subject the UConn Foundation to the state Freedom of Information Act and to financial scrutiny by the state auditors of public accounts was left by committee chairmen this week to die without a vote. Lawmakers...
  • Letting Important Bills Die Is A Craven Way To Govern

    Letting Important Bills Die Is A Craven Way To Govern
    Legislation of wide public importance deserves debate and a vote rather than being left to expire at the whim of committee chairmen. Letting substantive bills die on the committee floor without a vote happens far too often in the General Assembly. It'...
  • Former Enfield Officer No Longer Considered Fired By Town

    Former Enfield Officer No Longer Considered Fired By Town
    ENFIELD — Former police Officer Matthew Worden and the town have reached an agreement that treats his departure from the town's employment as a resignation rather than a termination. Worden was fired in October 2014 following an internal affairs...
  • Legislative Committee Eliminates Charter Moratorium From Bill

    Legislative Committee Eliminates Charter Moratorium From Bill
    Before voting Friday on a bill aimed at strengthening the regulation of charter schools, the legislature's education committee cut out a controversial proposal that would have placed a two-year moratorium on new charter schools. "I was persuaded that...
  • Would Hillary Clinton be an advocate for UFO transparency?

    Would Hillary Clinton be an advocate for UFO transparency?
    As with most elections, the 2016 presidential race will likely be decided by one of two small groups: 1) Undecided voters, of which there are seven. 2) People who are convinced a rogue government agency has spent the past six or so decades reverse-...
  • Suburban school legal work: Big demand, high costs, little oversight

    Suburban school legal work: Big demand, high costs, little oversight
    South suburban Matteson School District 162 spent $525,000 during the last school year for private lawyers to handle student discipline issues, defend the district against lawsuits and provide other general advice. That amounted to more than $100 per...
  • Letter: Exercising our right to know gives us power

    Sunshine Week, March 15-21, marked an annual nationwide discussion about access to public information and the important role that we — the public — have in keeping our communities healthy, vibrant and strong. It has been nearly 50 years...
  • League of Women Voters' site offers useful tool for voters

    With the May primary elections a month away, wouldn't it be handy if the recently filed campaign finance reports for Lake County candidates were compiled on a single, independent website? This way, voters could do their online homework before casting...
  • Illiana findings disappoint, then disappear

     Illiana findings disappoint, then disappear
    Illinois taxpayers spent $112,500 last year for a study to determine whether the proposed Illiana toll road would qualify for a key federal construction loan. But then-Gov. Pat Quinn didn't get the answer he was looking for, and the information ended up...
  • Hampton School Board: Closed session on superintendent was permissible

     Hampton School Board: Closed session on superintendent was permissible
    HAMPTON — The Hampton School Board's closed meeting on March 25 included discussion of contract terms for the unfilled superintendent job, which might not be allowed under state open meetings law exemptions. The School Board cited a section of...
  • Were two dead pilots part of Lost Patrol?

    Were two dead pilots part of Lost Patrol?
    While hunting near Sebastian in the mid-1960s, Graham Stikelether stumbled upon the wreckage of a warplane with two bodies inside. Stikelether, an Indian River County attorney, notified the Navy, which picked up the plane and the human remains. Navy...