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Freedom of Information Act

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  • Lawmakers: Don't Vote For Crime Secrecy

    Lawmakers: Don't Vote For Crime Secrecy
    The General Assembly should reject the recommendations adopted last week by the Task Force on Victim Privacy and the Public's Right to Know. If the legislature adopts the recommendations of this panel, of which I was a member, it will make it easier for...
  • Task Force Protects Victims, Open Records

    That dreadful day when a deranged young man in Newtown murdered the innocence of an entire state, he also assaulted one of our freedoms. Before that day, we all had the right to review whatever the state's law and justice authorities collected at murder...
  • Connections Smooth O'Garro's Cash Collection

    Some lethal emails revealed by The Courant last week interrupted the genial flow expected in the week ahead. Trouble grows in Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's promiscuous grant-and-loan business. The public and federal criminal investigators are getting a look...
  • Rutherford fires back at allegations of sexual harassment, political pressure

     Rutherford fires back at allegations of sexual harassment, political pressure
    State Treasurer Dan Rutherford held an afternoon news conference to fire back at a former top deputy who filed a federal lawsuit today accusing Rutherford of sexually harassing him and pressuring him to perform political work on state time. Rutherford...
  • Rutherford allegation tab at $27,000

    Rutherford allegation tab at $27,000
    The allegations that Treasurer Dan Rutherford sexually harassed and politically pressured a former employee will cost taxpayers at least $27,000 in legal and investigative fees, and that figure is expected to grow. The largest cost so far is an $18,122....
  • State Blocks Access To Civil War Medical Records

    State Blocks Access To Civil War Medical Records
    The state mental health commissioner is fighting efforts by freedom of information advocates to undo a law — which they say passed under last-minute, "murky circumstances" in 2011 — that blocks historians' research into Civil War soldiers...
  • Rutherford allegations cost taxpayers $27,000 so far

    Rutherford allegations cost taxpayers $27,000 so far
    The allegations that Treasurer Dan Rutherford sexually harassed and politically pressured a former employee will cost taxpayers at least $27,000 in legal and investigative fees, and that figure is expected to grow. The largest cost so far is an $18,122....
  • Herring names review panel for Office of Attorney General

    It may be the biggest single deparment of state government where everyone is -- at least under the Code of Virginia -- considered a political appointee. Now the first Democrat to serve as Attorney General in two decades is convening a blue ribbon panel to...
  • U. of I. doctors under scrutiny for surgical robot ad

     U. of I. doctors under scrutiny for surgical robot ad
    When the makers of the da Vinci surgical robot asked University of Illinois doctors to appear in a national advertising campaign, their Chicago hospital saw an opportunity to promote its expertise with the device. But the plan backfired. Instead of...
  • Remember Us? Your Constituents?

    Remember Us? Your Constituents?
    I’m not a news junkie. I’m a truth junkie and an information junkie. I want to know what I want to know. Edward Snowden broke the law and should go to jail, but I glad he did what he did. Information is power and it’s almost the only...
  • Winnetka launches new village website

    Winnetka launches new village website
    When Winnetka was looking for photographs for its new village website, it turned to the community and asked residents to submit their favorite images of the village as part of a photo contest. Megan Pierce, the assistant to the village manager, said...
  • Lining Up To Keep More Things Secret From The Public

    Well, no surprise here. Now that the General Assembly has needlessly weakened the state's Freedom of Information Act, a variety of interest groups want to carve out exemptions to the law for themselves. In a word, no. Bad idea. The public ought to be...