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Freedom of Information Act

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  • 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,...
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  • Retired Judges Cash In

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's March 14 nomination of 66-year-old Democratic National Committeeman Anthony V. Avallone for a Superior Court judgeship has highlighted the fact that Connecticut's retirement program for judges is more generous than for other...
  • State Dept. to release competence reports on future ambassador picks

    State Dept. to release competence reports on future ambassador picks
    WASHINGTON — After a string of embarrassing confirmation hearings in which President Obama’s picks for ambassador displayed gaps of knowledge on the countries they were to serve in, the State Department has agreed to publish details on the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Too close for comfort [Commentary]

    Too close for comfort [Commentary]
    The proverbial "revolving door" in Washington politics is nothing new. Everyone knows it happens. Everyone hates it. And yet it continues unchecked. What is new, however, is that the interconnected web of private sector and bureaucratic personnel has...
  • 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...
  • Rutherford fires back at allegations of sexual harassment, political pressure

     Rutherford fires back at allegations of sexual harassment, political pressure
    State Treasurer Dan Rutherford held an afternoon news conference to fire back at a former top deputy who filed a federal lawsuit today accusing Rutherford of sexually harassing him and pressuring him to perform political work on state time. Rutherford...