April 10, 2015
by James H. Smith | April 10, 2015 3:15pm
Our state Supreme Court ruled last summer that all anyone needs to know is the name of someone arrested, the date, and where the arrest took place. That’s it. 911 tapes? No way. Crime scene photos? Absolutely not. Race of the person arrested? Nope. Criminal record of the person arrested? No way. Nada. Nothing.
April 3, 2015
by Terry Cowgill | April 3, 2015 5:30am
When Gov. Dan Malloy and the Democratic-controlled General Assembly decided in 2011 to consolidate several agencies, including three of the largest autonomous watchdog units, and essentially put them under his control, he was met with cries of well-earned protest from open-government advocates.
March 31, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | March 31, 2015 4:16pm
The University of Connecticut Foundation and its supporters appear to have successfully dodged another round of bills to require more financial transparency from the school’s nonprofit fundraising arm that yielded $81.1 million in 2014.
by Elizabeth Regan | March 31, 2015 5:30am
The Government Administration and Elections Committee voted 9-6 Monday in favor of a bill written to nullify a Connecticut Supreme Court decision allowing police to withhold arrest information until criminal prosecutions are completed. The vote sends the bill to the floor of the House for consideration.
Tags: Ed Jutila, Richard Smith, James Smith, FOIA, arrest records, transparency, elizabeth regan, dh
March 29, 2015
by Christine Stuart | March 29, 2015 8:48am
March 24, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | March 24, 2015 5:30am
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.
March 20, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | March 20, 2015 12:00pm
March 13, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | March 13, 2015 2:30pm
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.
March 5, 2015
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.
February 26, 2015
by Hugh McQuaid | February 26, 2015 2:44pm
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.