March 7, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | March 7, 2014 4:47pm
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.
March 3, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | March 3, 2014 2:51pm
State auditors concluded that Secretary of the State Denise Merrill’s office did not violate any laws when it sent newsletters to around 5,400 residents, but they declined to weigh in on whether the emails were political in nature.
by Christine Stuart | March 3, 2014 12:44pm
February 23, 2014
by James H. Smith | February 23, 2014 11:11pm
February 20, 2014
by Christine Stuart and Hugh McQuaid | February 20, 2014 3:51pm
House Republican Chief of Staff George Gallo resigned after concluding that he is a person of interest in a federal investigation of the caucus’ campaign vendor mailings, which has seen subpoenas served at Republican offices in the Legislative Office Building.
by Don DeCesare | February 20, 2014 10:11am
The strong, specific recommendations of the Connecticut Task Force on Victim Privacy & The Public’s Right to Know have now been submitted to the legislative leadership. The votes for them were overwhelmingly affirmative, no less than 14-3 in a group where many observers thought the split would likely, at best, be 9-8.
Tags: Don DeCesare, Right to Know, FOIA, Sandy Hook, task force
February 14, 2014
by Christine Stuart | February 14, 2014 1:55pm
by Hugh McQuaid | February 14, 2014 5:30am
February 13, 2014
by Brian O'Shaughnessy | February 13, 2014 10:57pm
Nationally, the issue of rising poverty and income inequality is gaining focus as a rare bipartisan concern. For both humanitarian and fiscal reasons, this is a good thing. As Connecticut continues to experience a pronounced demographic transition to a state with extreme income disparities, we should pay attention to the national debate.
Tags: Brian O’Shaughnessy, income inequality, bipartisan, dh
February 3, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | February 3, 2014 12:00pm
Proposals to change the Freedom of Information Act are on the legislative table again this year in addition to the recommendations of the recently-concluded task force on privacy and public disclosure.