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March 24, 2015

Hospital Transparency Bill Moves Forward

by Jordan Fenster | March 24, 2015 5:30am

Jordan Fenster State lawmakers are considering a bill that would require hospital executives to disclose the “salary, severance, stock offering or any financial gain” of its officers, board members, and senior managers when a hospital changes hands.

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March 20, 2015

State May Move Forward on Police Body Camera Pilot

by Jordan Fenster | March 20, 2015 12:00pm

Courtesy of the Hartford Police Union Flickr page A bill to study the use of police body cameras was forwarded to the Senate Thursday after a favorable vote in the Public Safety and Security Committee.

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March 13, 2015

Lawmakers Seek Compromise on Access to Arrest Records

by Elizabeth Regan | March 13, 2015 2:30pm

CTNJ file photo Less than a year after the state Supreme Court ruled that police could withhold arrest information while criminal prosecutions are ongoing, lawmakers are reviewing a bill that would essentially undo that decision.

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March 5, 2015

OP-ED | Ignore The Scare Tactics: Transparency Needed At UConn Foundation

by Terry Cowgill | March 5, 2015 3:20pm

In the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre, we’ve endured a well-organized effort to roll back freedom of information laws. Now we are confronted with a nonprofit fundraising arm of a public university that insists it should be cloaked in secrecy, even as it bankrolls the salaries and activities of leading public officials.

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February 26, 2015

UConn Defends Herbst Salary, Objects to Foundation Transparency

by Hugh McQuaid | February 26, 2015 2:44pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo University of Connecticut officials on Thursday defended a decision to use UConn Foundation funds to raise President Susan Herbst’s salary, during a hearing on a proposal that would require more transparency from the nonprofit foundation.

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February 12, 2015

Legislature Considers Rolling Back Court Decision on Police Disclosure

by Hugh McQuaid | February 12, 2015 12:38pm

U.S. Dept. of Justice Lawmakers will hear public testimony Friday on a bill to reverse a 2014 state Supreme Court ruling, which limited the information police must release to the public before a criminal case is resolved.

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February 6, 2015

OP-ED | Too Few Sign FOI Pledge

by James Smith | February 6, 2015 3:04pm

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Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy, Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman and state Comptroller Kevin Lembo – a card carrying FOI advocate – have signed the Freedom of Information Pledge proffered by the non-profit advocacy group Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information. It took several weeks for Malloy to decide to sign on. Lembo asked immediately, “where do I sign?”

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January 20, 2015

More Elected Officials Sign FOI Pledge

by Christine Stuart | January 20, 2015 9:00am

U.S. Dept. of Justice Only about 10 percent of 360 candidates took the Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information’s pledge prior to the 2014 election, but at least 10 more have signed the pledge since November.

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January 14, 2015

Supreme Court Considers Disclosing Records of Arsenic Murderess

by Hugh McQuaid | January 14, 2015 2:02pm

Wikipedia The public notoriety of a multiple murderer justifies the release of her medical records more than 50 years after her death, a lawyer for the Freedom of Information Commission argued Wednesday before the state Supreme Court.

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January 13, 2015

Election Regulators: Democratic Mailing Was ‘Distasteful’ But Legal

by Christine Stuart | January 13, 2015 4:00pm

The reaction to a mailing from the Democratic State Central Committee letting voters know they were watching who voted in the 2014 election was met with disgust by most voters.

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