September 3, 2013
by Barth Keck | September 3, 2013 12:00am
A recent camping trip got me thinking about newspapers, and not just because I had to go several days without my morning paper. After waking up one brisk morning, I began crumpling old newspapers to start a fire.
“What will I use to start fires once newspapers disappear?” I wondered.
August 21, 2013
by Hugh McQuaid | August 21, 2013 2:50pm
A member of the legislature’s panel tasked with balancing transparency and victim privacy expressed concern Wednesday that the group’s membership is weighted too heavily in favor of reducing public access to information.
August 1, 2013
by Hugh McQuaid | August 1, 2013 2:13pm
A legislative panel considering privacy and government transparency issues raised by the Newtown shooting began working Thursday with advocates on both sides of the controversial issue favoring very different outcomes.
July 5, 2013
by Staff Report | July 5, 2013 12:02am
Happy July 4th.
CTNewsJunkie will be taking Thursday and Friday off to enjoy our friends and family and unwind a little from the hectic legislative session. That means there will be no Morning Coffee & Politics or Friday Night Fix from Thursday through Monday. We’re going to rest for the next few days. Our email will resume on Tuesday morning, July 9.
June 17, 2013
by Lon Seidman | June 17, 2013 4:30am
Yale constitutional law scholar Anjali Dalal suggests that when it comes to grilling the National Security Agency on domestic surveillance programs, it’s all about how one asks the question.
June 5, 2013
by Hugh McQuaid | June 5, 2013 1:12am
May 31, 2013
by Christine Stuart | May 31, 2013 2:06pm
More than a dozen surviving families of the slain Newtown victims came to the state Capitol to lobby lawmakers in favor of a bill they say will protect their loved ones in death the way they were unable to protect them in life.
May 29, 2013
by Jacqueline Wattles | May 29, 2013 2:42pm
May 26, 2013
by Leo Paul and Art Ward | May 26, 2013 4:32pm
In 2013, Connecticut’s hometowns are still forced to pay to post legal notices—such as tax foreclosures, coastal site plans, lists of taxable personal properties, even budgets—in obscure pages of printed newspapers; posting them online doesn’t count.
May 24, 2013
by Susan Bigelow | May 24, 2013 8:59am
Secrecy is safety, or so government increasingly seems to believe. Controversy erupted this week over a proposed change to our Freedom of Information law that would restrict the release of death records from the Newtown massacre, and rightly so.