February 14, 2014
by Terry Cowgill | February 14, 2014 6:30am
The cause of freedom of information in Connecticut went through a bleak period last year. The ghastly school massacre in Newtown had prompted frantic lawmakers to pass laws restricting FOI in the dead of night and without public hearings. And just when open-government advocates thought things had quieted down, along came the “Task Force on Victim Privacy and the Public’s Right to Know.”
December 23, 2013
by Christine Stuart | December 23, 2013 6:30am
Attorney General George Jepsen, a longtime friend and political ally of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, dealt his friend some tough love last week when he concluded that the heads of the nine independent watchdog agencies have the power to evaluate a governor-appointed administrator.
July 22, 2011
by Kathleen Kiley | July 22, 2011 6:00am
November 7, 2010
by George Gombossy | November 7, 2010 8:26pm
October 21, 2009
by Staff Report | October 21, 2009 6:29pm
The Courant has begun its defense in the wrongful termination lawsuit I brought against it last month by claiming that losing this case would have a detrimental effect on all newspapers and other media in Connecticut.
This case, lawyers for The Courant wrote, involves issues “that raise questions…on the freedom of the press and the Defendants’ ability to control the content of their newspaper.”
That claim was contained in The Courant’s request that the suit be transferred to the Complex Litigation Docket.
Click here to continue reading George’s report and the Courant’s request to transfer the lawsuit.
October 15, 2009
by Staff Report | October 15, 2009 10:08am
Connecticut’s 300 towing companies have asked state officials for permission to jack up their minimum rates.
Our good friends who make their living taking away our cars and charging us exorbitant fees (in cash of course) before returning them are asking the Connecticut Motor Vehicle Department for permission to increase the minimum charge for towing and for storing your vehicle.
Click here to continue reading George’s report.
August 30, 2009
by Staff Report | August 30, 2009 11:20am
In a major victory for Connecticut consumers, the city of Hartford has agreed to drastically revise its towing policies: ending its policies that took advantage of those whose cars were stolen or whose cars broke down - bringing huge revenues to towing companies.
The city of Hartford, in a settlement that still must be approved by a federal judge, is agreeing to work with the owners of the vehicles before having their cars towed, which had required the owners or their insurance companies to pay towing and storage charges, it has been learned by Ctwatchdog.com.
Click here to continue reading CT Watchdog’s report.