Legislative task force in Conn. adopts look, listen but do not copy (without a trip to the commission) rule
Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information Testimony March 2, 2015 – Government Administration and Elections Committee
CCFOI 60th Anniversary Luncheon Award Winners and Officers
The FOI Loophole: Third-Party Contracts

Stafford teacher accused of touching student resigns – Journal Inquirer

By Lauren E. Quirici STAFFORD — Todd Kelliher, the Stafford Elementary School teacher who was arrested in March based on allegations he inappropriately touched a female student and yelled “just kill yourself” at a boy in his fifth-grade class, has Continue reading

Education Dept. Releases SBAC Test Data Only to Local School Superintendents – CTNewsJunkie.com

By Christine Stuart Early Wednesday morning, Department of Education Deputy Commissioner Ellen Cohen sent an email to every school superintendent in the state to let them know not to share the results of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium exam with Continue reading

State FOI Commission to hear PTOC complaint against Mosby – The Hour

By KOREY WILSON NORWALK — The Connecticut Freedom of Information (FOI) Commission has scheduled a second hearing date regarding several FOI complaints filed against Board of Education member Shirley Mosby. The commission has set a hearing date of Wednesday, Sept. Continue reading

City violated FOI law, officer says – Republican-American

By Penelope Overton WATERBURY – The city violated the state Freedom of Information Act by failing to release emails about appointments to the redistricting commission that created the new aldermanic wards, according to a state hearing officer. Activist Jimmie Griffin, Continue reading

Editorial: University’s secret budget – Waterbury Republican-American

In late June, the University of Connecticut board of trustees caused an uproar when it approved a spend-heavy 2015-16 budget without public discussion, and after only 90 minutes of closed-door review by the board’s finance committee. James H. Smith, president Continue reading

Editorial: Office of Government Accountability: Why the Meddling? – Hartford Courant

The Office of Governmental Accountability and the nine formerly independent state watchdog agencies that the OGA gobbled up in 2011 have been a lousy fit. The current nasty fight between OGA executive administrator Shelby Brown and Michael Brandi, executive director Continue reading

OP-ED | Progress On The FOI Front: Sunshine Is The Best Disinfectant – CTNewsJunkie.com

By Terry Cowgill While the freedom-of-information outlook has often been rather grim during the transparency-challenged Malloy administration, the General Assembly’s regular session finished up with some encouraging news. And gosh knows, we could use some. Remember the “Task Force on Continue reading

Editorial: Election Commission Shouldn’t Be Under Governor’s Thumb – Hartford Courant

The Office of Governmental Accountability and the nine formerly independent state watchdog agencies that the OGA gobbled up in 2011 have been a lousy fit. The current nasty fight between OGA executive administrator Shelby Brown and Michael Brandi, executive director Continue reading