Sunshine Week http://wamc.org en Conn. Newspapers: Police Flouting FOI Laws http://wamc.org/post/conn-newspapers-police-flouting-foi-laws <p>Three newspapers in Connecticut sent reporters to all police departments in the state and found that some of them refused to release documents they're required to disclose under <a href="http://www.ct.gov/foi/site/default.asp" target="_blank">Connecticut's Freedom of Information Act.</a></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 20:29:27 +0000 Jim Levulis 86307 at http://wamc.org Conn. Newspapers: Police Flouting FOI Laws Blair Horner: Sunshine Week Shines A Light On The Darkness Of NYS Government http://wamc.org/post/blair-horner-sunshine-week-shines-light-darkness-nys-government <p>This week, the nation focuses on America’s commitment to government openness during “Sunshine Week.”&nbsp; “Sunshine Week” makes it clear that it is important to maintain an open government, in order to ensure the proper relationship between public officials and the citizens they are pledged to serve.</p><p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:50:00 +0000 Blair Horner 86026 at http://wamc.org Liz Benjamin: Light and Shade http://wamc.org/post/liz-benjamin-light-and-shade <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Cuomo made a big show last week of marking Sunshine Week - a national initiative launched in 2005 by the American Society of News Editors to highlight the importance of open government and the dangers of excessive and unnecessary secrecy.</span></p><p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 16:20:00 +0000 Liz Benjamin 60078 at http://wamc.org Liz Benjamin: Light and Shade