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Freedom of Information Act

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  • Senate bill seeks to increase access to government records

    Senate bill seeks to increase access to government records
    Hoping to make some of the most significant reforms to the Freedom of Information Act in decades, the Senate has introduced bipartisan legislation — similar to one already passed in the House — to improve public access to government records....
  • Hush-hush meeting of James City supes legal but raises questions

    Hush-hush meeting of James City supes legal but raises questions
    JAMES CITY – Just weeks after pledging greater collaboration on the Board of Supervisors, a majority of three – two sitting supervisors and one supervisor-elect – met behind closed doors, according to a whistle-blower who stumbled onto...
  • State Education Commissioner Calls For Investigation Of Hartford Charter School Group

    State Education Commissioner Calls For Investigation Of Hartford Charter School Group
    HARTFORD — State Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor called Friday for a special investigator to review the finances and operations of the Jumoke Academy charter schools and its embattled management group, Family Urban Schools of Excellence. The...
  • So Far, A Cease-Fire In War Against FOI, Watchdogs

    It's been six months since The Courant published its wish list for this year in the editorial series Agenda 2014 (on http://www.courantopinion.com. It's time for an update. Open Government So far this year, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and state lawmakers...
  • Obama: Wrong on cellphone searches and more

    Obama: Wrong on cellphone searches and more
    The surprising thing about the Supreme Court's decision on police searches of cellphones was its unanimity. Aligned on the same side of a major law enforcement issue were liberal and conservative justices who normally fight like cats and dogs. All...
  • Charter School Group Rocked By Two More Top-Level Departures

     Charter School Group Rocked By Two More Top-Level Departures
    HARTFORD — Two more top administrators have left a charter school management group in the aftermath of last weekend's resignation of its CEO, Michael Sharpe — who quit abruptly following disclosures in The Courant that he had never earned...
  • Subpoenas show grand jury underway in former Senator Puckett case

    Subpoenas show grand jury underway in former Senator Puckett case
    Federal investigators looking into the surprise resignation of a key state senator have pulled a year's worth of documents from the state's tobacco commission, where the senator was once expected to take a job. Subpoenas released Wednesday through the...
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  • Problems With New Britain Stadium Put Solomon On The Move

    Problems With New Britain Stadium Put Solomon On The Move
    Rock Cats owner Josh Solomon doesn't like being called a liar. Nobody likes being called a liar. And that's probably as good a place as any to start. Solomon, who has reached a tentative deal to move the Double A baseball team 13 miles from New...
  • City Emails Shed Light On Early Rock Cats Talks

    City Emails Shed Light On Early Rock Cats Talks
    HARTFORD — On a late November afternoon in 2012, city officials met with executives from the New Britain Rock Cats and put in motion a secret 18-month negotiation to bring the minor league club to Hartford. The meeting at Salute on Trumbull Street...
  • 13 questions for the Illinois State Board of Elections

    13 questions for the Illinois State Board of Elections
    The members of the Illinois State Board of Elections are awfully thin-skinned about seeing their names in boldfaced type on this page. Too bad. These political appointees are paid $37,571 a year ($58,441 for the chairman), plus expenses, to administer the...
  • Firefighter Suspended Without Pay; Found Unfit For Duty 4 Times

    HARTFORD — A Hartford firefighter who had been declared unfit for duty in four suspected alcohol-related incidents has been suspended for 89 days without pay. Douglas Caldwell, 42, of Hartford, also signed an undated letter of resignation,...