In 2015, the legislature passed a bill that restored much of the public access to police arrest records that had been lost in a devastating state Supreme Court decision.
That legislative action — and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's signature — amounted to a welcome (and these days rare) victory for the cause of open government.
But there is much more to do on behalf of transparency and accountability in the public sphere, values that alarmingly seem to be slipping in esteem. Continue…