By Connecticut Law Tribune Editorial Board
This started out as a great year for Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Act, but now it’s in trouble.
In February, investigative reporters at Hearst Media produced a powerful series detailing Bridgeport’s shocking record of non-compliance with FOIA requests. Bridgeport’s delinquency led to a chronic backlog of 2,000 pending cases, mostly due to its practice of funneling the vast majority of cases through a woefully understaffed city attorney’s office. (Read More)