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April 8, 2014

Report: Connecticut’s Fiscal Transparency Improves

by Hugh McQuaid | April 8, 2014 11:42am

Connecticut earns a “B” for transparency in government spending, according to an annual report card grading the 50 states in online access to data on where taxpayer dollars are spent.

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April 2, 2014

Dueling FOI Bills Get Sent To Senate

by Hugh McQuaid | April 2, 2014 5:30am

Hugh McQuaid photo Proving how difficult it is to balance victim privacy with public disclosure Tuesday, the Judiciary Committee passed its own proposal to compete with one drafted by the Government Administration and Elections Committee.

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March 20, 2014

Committee Weakens Access To Historical Records By Redacting Names

by Hugh McQuaid | March 20, 2014 5:30am

Christine Stuart file photo Legislation to increase access to historical medical records was weakened Wednesday by an amendment to redact patient names from the records.

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March 11, 2014

Watchdog Agencies Pan Proposal For Central Hearing Office

by Christine Stuart | March 11, 2014 5:30am

CTNJ file photo Some of the nine watchdog agencies who felt that they were under attack when Gov. Dannel P. Malloy consolidated them under the Office of Governmental Accountability were surprised this year when a bill called for further consolidation of their functions.

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March 10, 2014

Sen. President Urges Rejection of Task Force Bill

by Hugh McQuaid | March 10, 2014 3:47pm

Christine Stuart photo Senate President Donald Williams voiced strong opposition Monday to legislation restricting public access to recordings of 911 calls, calling the bill “unnecessary,” “counterproductive,” and “destructive.”

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March 7, 2014

Dual FOI Hearings Remain On Schedule

by Hugh McQuaid | March 7, 2014 5:47pm

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.

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March 6, 2014

Same Proposal Scheduled For Hearing In Two Committees At Same Time

by Hugh McQuaid | March 6, 2014 5:07pm

Hugh McQuaid File Photo Recommendations drafted after months of contentious meetings by a task force on balancing privacy and public disclosure will get public hearings in two key legislative committees Monday. Both hearings are currently scheduled for 1 p.m.

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March 3, 2014

State Hires Company To Release Raw Data

by Christine Stuart | March 3, 2014 1:44pm

Christine Stuart photo For the past five years the Connecticut Data Collaborative has been trying to get the state to give it access to its raw data. Last month, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed an executive order making that possible.

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February 27, 2014

Giving Adult Adoptees Access To Their Birth Certificates, Medical Records

by Christine Stuart | February 27, 2014 1:07pm

Christine Stuart file photo The Public Health Committee will hear testimony Friday on a bill that would give adult adoptees access to their original birth certificate.

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February 24, 2014

OP-ED | In Defense of The Public’s Right To Know

by James H. Smith | February 24, 2014 12:11am

Crime is a problem in the United States and in Connecticut. A big problem.

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