Members of a new task force charged with recommending to state lawmakers how to balance victim privacy under Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Commission with the public’s right to know met for the first time on Thursday, acknowledging they face a challenging job.
A plan by Connecticut officials to withhold some Newtown school shooting records from the public would be another blow to government transparency, which has taken hits in other states in recent years, advocates for freedom of information laws say.
The town of Hamden has settled a Freedom of Information case by revealing it paid $55,000 to settle an excessive force lawsuit filed against its police department.
Hear John Rowland talk with Rep. Steven Dargan about his proposal to make the names and addresses of handgun permit holders public record.
Connecticut’s open records watchdog agency has softened its position on whether the University of Connecticut can claim its season ticket holders’ lists are confidential trade secrets.
Connecticut’s highest court will soon consider whether the University of Connecticut must release certain lists, including its season ticket holders’ names, under open records laws.
A family spokesman says former Connecticut Speaker of the House Nelson C.L. Brown has died. He was 89.
By STEPHANIE REITZ, Associated Press Writer HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Details cannot be disclosed about how some convicted Connecticut sex offenders are placed on a confidential registry rather than the list available to the public, […]