Legislative task force in Conn. adopts look, listen but do not copy (without a trip to the commission) rule
Expert Testimony for the Task Force on Victim Privacy and the Public’s Right to Know
Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information announces open government award recipients
The FOI Loophole: Third-Party Contracts

Old lace and a new case – Meriden Record-Journal

Published: January 25, 2015 | Last Modified: January 25, 2015 01:01AM Is a person who was convicted of poisoning two people in the 1920s — who then spent the rest of her life in a state-run psychiatric hospital and has Continue reading

Legislators Seek To Open Window On UConn Foundation – Hartford Courant

Megan Merrigan By Kathleen Megan contact the reporter Some legislators think the UConn Foundation should be more open to public scrutiny Five bills are pending this year seeking greater transparency for the UConn Foundation For years, attempts to require the Continue reading

Release Records Of Famous Killer – Hartford Courant

By Editorial contact the reporter State has no business hiding records of real-life “Arsenic and Old Lace” murderer Amy Archer Gilligan may have murdered dozens a century ago. What’s with the secrecy? It’s absurd for the state to hide the Continue reading

NEFAC Seeks Nominations for Antonia Orfield Citizenship Award – nefirstamendment.org

CONTACT Justin Silverman | 774.244.2365 | justin@nefirstamendment.org Antonia Orfield Citizenship Award Nominations Deadline February 1, 2015 Nomination Forms Here The New England First Amendment Coalition is seeking nominations for the 2015 Antonia Orfield Citizenship Award. The award is given to Continue reading

A Transparency Advocate’s Legislative Wish List – The Hartford Currant

by Matthew Kauffman I recently obtained an internal email in which a lawyer for a public agency laid out the agency’s strategy for responding to a request for records under the Freedom of Information Act. Step One was identifying the Continue reading

Middletown parents, school board balk at budget cost cuts – The Middletown Press News

The Middletown schools board met Tuesday evening at council chambers. Jane Mills — The Middletown Press By Jane Mills, The Middletown Press MIDDLETOWN >> Next year’s school budget dominated discussions at the education board meeting Tuesday night as board members Continue reading

Supreme Court Hears ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ Records Case – CTnow.com

  Perhaps one of the most unassuming serial killers of all time, she ran the Archer Home for Elderly and Indigent Persons in Windsor from 1907 to 1916. During this time 60 people died at the Archer Home, among them Continue reading

PETA wins suit for names of UConn researchers – WTNH

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A judge has ordered the University of Connecticut Health Center to disclose the names of researchers who were found to have violated federal guidelines for treating animals. New Britain Superior Court Judge Carl Schuman on Thursday Continue reading

Our View: Government accountability starts with openness – The Bulletin

Posted Nov. 24, 2014 @ 2:01 am Prior to the election, the Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information asked candidates running for state office to sign a pledge in support of open government. With little fanfare, and waiting to after Continue reading

Malloy Signs FOI Pledge

Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information Serving Connecticut for 60 years FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE jhsmithy@comcast.net, 203-915-9428 Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, waiting until after his re-election, has signed the FOI Pledge for open government. He follows State Comptroller Kevin Lembo and Continue reading