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December 5, 2014

OP-ED | Judge Crossed Line On Prior Restraint

by Terry D. Cowgill | December 5, 2014 5:30am

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Every now and then something happens that makes me say to myself, “Thank goodness I live in America.” No, we’re not talking about a particularly uplifting story, but one of attempted censorship, before the fact, right here in Connecticut.

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November 7, 2014

OP-ED | Put The Screws To Politicians Who Don’t Care About FOI

by Terry D. Cowgill | November 7, 2014 5:30am

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Aside from the fact that the state woke up and decided not to put in the governor’s mansion an erratic financier who wouldn’t tell us what he’d do if elected, voters who rose Wednesday morning had something else to be grateful for: Comptroller Kevin Lembo was re-elected.

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October 28, 2014

Which Pols Took The FOI Pledge?

by Hugh McQuaid | October 28, 2014 8:51am

Courtesy of the U.S. Dept. of Justice Comptroller Kevin Lembo and petitioning gubernatorial candidate Joe Visconti were among the 10 percent of Connecticut candidates who have signed a pledge to support the Freedom of Information Act, according to an open government advocacy group.

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October 9, 2014

Watchdogs Ask Candidates To Take FOI Pledge

by Hugh McQuaid | October 9, 2014 10:54am

Courtesy of Justice.gov Sick of playing defense against efforts to erode the state Freedom of Information Act, an open government advocacy group has begun asking candidates to sign a pledge to support the public document disclosure law.

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July 11, 2014

OP-ED | Hillary’s UConn Hypocrisyfest A Blessing in Disguise

by Terry D. Cowgill | July 11, 2014 4:30am

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UConn Foundation Has Become A Slush Fund For Frivolity, Shielded From Public Scrutiny

Why do people hate hypocrisy so much? After all, there are worse sins. Robbing a convenience store or gunning down a bunch of schoolchildren comes to mind, for example. Yet when public officials say one thing and do another, it gets the blood boiling like nothing else.

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July 8, 2014

Hillary Clinton Speaking Fee Raises Questions About UConn Foundation Transparency

by Christine Stuart | July 8, 2014 4:30am

Megan Merrigan file photo Last week, the Washington Post reported that former Secretary of the State Hillary Clinton was paid more than $251,250 to speak to 2,300 students at the University of Connecticut in April. The news has at least two gubernatorial candidates crying foul, while Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the foundation defended the decision.

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June 12, 2014

Victim Advocate Resigns

by Hugh McQuaid | June 12, 2014 4:18pm

Hugh McQuaid file photo The former Illinois prosecutor Gov. Dannel P. Malloy nominated 15 months ago to be Connecticut’s Victim Advocate announced his resignation Thursday.

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May 6, 2014

Matt Davies | Stop, Thief!!

by CT Post | May 6, 2014 2:31pm


Chris Powell, of the state Council of Freedom of Information and the Journal Inquirer, emailed council members to share the FOI cartoon above from Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Matt Davies. Powell said the Connecticut Post offered it for use by other news publications.

Davies, who draws for Hearst, has more cartoons available at his blog.

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April 29, 2014

House OKs Bill to Open Private Nursing Facilities’ Finances to the Public

by Christine Stuart | April 29, 2014 7:56pm

Christine Stuart photo The House passed legislation Tuesday that would require about 154 for-profit nursing home companies to share more financial information with the state.

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April 22, 2014

Lawmakers Unlikely To Take Action On Public Disclosure, Victim Privacy Bills

by Hugh McQuaid | April 22, 2014 4:30am

CTNJ file photo Lawmakers appear unlikely to act in the remaining two weeks of the session on two pieces of legislation aimed at balancing the privacy of crime victims with Connecticut’s public disclosure law.

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