April 12, 2016
by Jack Kramer | April 12, 2016 12:10pm
Body cameras will soon be standard operating equipment for all police officers in Connecticut, according to a group of law enforcement and freedom of information experts who participated in a Southern Connecticut State University forum last week.
April 4, 2016
by Staff Report | April 4, 2016 4:36pm
March 31, 2016
by Jack Kramer | March 31, 2016 11:00am
March 25, 2016
by Susan Bigelow | March 25, 2016 10:00am
Have you heard of CT-N? It’s that channel you flip past which is sometimes showing speakers droning on at hearings, and sometimes showing video of the empty senate chamber while classical music plays. Thanks to a debate over how to fund the network, people have been asking: do we really need them?
We absolutely do.
March 22, 2016
by Christine Stuart | March 22, 2016 5:29am
The General Administration and Elections Committee narrowly approved a bill Monday that would expand television coverage of state government.
March 18, 2016
by Collin Binkley | March 18, 2016 2:48pm
BOSTON (AP) — Colleges and universities are under growing pressure from Congress and campus activists to reveal financial investments made through their endowments, but most institutions are standing firm against the idea.
March 16, 2016
by David A. Lieb | March 16, 2016 9:00pm
by Associated Press | March 16, 2016 8:59pm
Lawmakers in every state have adopted laws requiring most government meetings and records to be open to the public. But in some states, lawmakers have exempted themselves from complying.
March 15, 2016
by Mary Spicuzza and Jeremy B. White | March 15, 2016 11:59am
The Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision effectively wiped out key campaign finance regulations that had been in effect for decades, so requiring more disclosure of campaign donors may be the only way for the public to have some control over political campaigns. Yet Congress and the states have shown little appetite to do so.
March 14, 2016
by Susan Bigelow | March 14, 2016 10:00pm
There’s no disinfectant like a little sunlight, as the saying goes, and that seems truer than ever in our age where there’s ever more information but also a growing tendency of government to keep information out of public hands. That worrisome trend must be reversed if we’re ever going to get the open, accountable government that we deserve.