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
Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information announces open government award recipients
The FOI Loophole: Third-Party Contracts

Ackley attorney charges city held illegal meeting about her – The Day

By Colin A. Young New London — An attorney representing suspended Police Chief Margaret Ackley on Wednesday filed a complaint with the Freedom of Information Commission alleging that the City Council “held an illegal and secret meeting” last month to Continue reading

UConn Foundation Says ‘Transparency’ Bills Would Chill Donors – Hartford Courant

Representatives of the University of Connecticut Foundation made an impassioned argument at a legislative hearing Thursday that any law forcing them to open their records to the public — even if donors’ name are excluded — would impede their efforts Continue reading

FOI commission to make decision soon on Wallingford Center Inc. complaint – MyRecordJournal.com

By Eric Vo Record-Journal staff WALLINGFORD — The state Freedom of Information Commission is expected to decide whether Wallingford Center Inc. is a public entity — and therefore covered by the Freedom of Information Act — within the next month Continue reading

Subjecting UConn Foundation to freedom of info. act bad idea – HartfordBusiness.com

There is legislation before the General Assembly that would subject the University of Connecticut Foundation to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). This is an example of an unfortunate trend in which cash-strapped governments are trying to assert influence over Continue reading

Don’t Let Police Decide What Public Should Know – Hartford Courant Editorial

The cause of open government in Connecticut has taken extraordinarily hard knocks of late, undermining this state’s once-sterling reputation nationally for valuing openness and promoting the free flow of information. One of the hardest was a disappointing state Supreme Court Continue reading

Ex-Official Who Quit Housing Agency Job Under Pressure Appointed To Its Governing Board – Hartford Courant

Kenneth Hagenow was facing potential disciplinary proceedings in his job as a Manchester Housing Authority administrator in May of 2011 when he and authority officials signed a legal “settlement agreement” — under which he retired and they resolved their differences Continue reading

Local legislators mixed on FOI Commission pledge – New Britain Herald

By Robert Storace  NEW BRITAIN — Members of the city’s five-person legislative delegation is mixed on whether or not to sign a pledge to protect the independence of the Freedom of Information Commission and oppose weakening it, but all agreed Continue reading

Legislators Urged To Undo Court Ruling That Lets Police Suppress Arrest Details – Hartford Courant

Police departments in Connecticut don’t have to release much information about arrests that they make — not in a timely manner, anyway — and open-government advocates are now saying that legislators need to pass a bill to increase disclosure requirements. Continue reading