ED: 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 able to copy public records and attend public meetings and know what public officials are doing. Residents of Connecticut have given lawmakers no reason to weaken the FOI. The solons shouldn't have done it last year, and they shouldn't do it again.

In the waning hours of the last session, legislators working in secret voted to prevent the disclosure of visual images of homicide victims and some audio recordings collected by police after the Newtown killings of December 2012 and other homicides. Continue >>>