March 7, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | March 7, 2014 4:47pm
Despite requests to reschedule by open government groups, two legislative committees are poised to move forward with simultaneous public hearings Monday on the same proposal impacting public access to records.
February 12, 2014
by Christine Stuart | February 12, 2014 4:11pm
February 11, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | February 11, 2014 5:30am
February 3, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | February 3, 2014 12:00pm
Proposals to change the Freedom of Information Act are on the legislative table again this year in addition to the recommendations of the recently-concluded task force on privacy and public disclosure.
January 13, 2014
by Christine Stuart | January 13, 2014 5:11pm
Is it possible for a business to make a profit and benefit society at the same time? A group of entrepreneurs at the Social Enterprise Trust (reSET) offices in Hartford believes it is, which is why they’re pushing the state to allow for the creation of what’s called a Benefit Corporation, or “b-corp.”
Tags: social enterprise, b-corp, benefit corporation, James Woulfe, reSet, Hartford, Gary LeBeau, dh
January 11, 2014
by Christine Stuart | January 11, 2014 2:18pm
Last month, the Connecticut Democratic Party returned a $10,000 donation from a state contractor. That refund, and three others, were reported by the party in its latest filing with the state before midnight on Friday.
December 17, 2013
by Hugh McQuaid | December 17, 2013 7:24pm
A proposal adopted Tuesday during the lengthy final meeting of a panel on privacy and public disclosure asks the legislature to approve policies to allow residents to inspect — but not copy — law enforcement records of homicides.
Tags: privacy, secrecy, public disclosure, FOI, task force, James Smith, Reuben Bradford, Kevin Kane, dh
December 13, 2013
by Barth Keck | December 13, 2013 5:30am
You’ve probably heard how the editors at Oxford Dictionaries proclaimed selfie the word of the year because of its 17,000-percent increase in frequency in 2103. The officials at Merriam-Webster, meanwhile, had a different choice — science — because that word saw the biggest increase in inquiries over the past year — 176 percent.
December 11, 2013
by Christine Stuart | December 11, 2013 5:51pm
In the face of criticism and calls to withdraw a request for $1.8 million in state bonding, the Connecticut Democratic Party will refund a $10,000 donation from Edward Snider, CEO of Comcast Spectacor.
December 3, 2013
by Christine Stuart | December 3, 2013 12:10pm
While the Democratic Party in the state of Connecticut has been aggressively raising money from individuals, PACs, and state contractors, the Republican Party seems to be struggling, according to its most recent fundraising report.