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

Wade ethics case continuing despite halt to Anthem-Cigna review – CT Mirror

07/21/16 – By Ann Radelat Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Katharine Wade’s decision to suspend her review of the proposed merger between Anthem and Cigna has not gotten her out of hot water. [Read More]

Republicans file FOI complaint against Wade – Journal Inquirer

07/18/16 – By Eric Bedner HARTFORD — Republican lawmakers have filed a freedom-of-information complaint against Insurance Commissioner Katharine Wade and her department for not complying with a June request for information regarding the Cigna and Anthem merger. [Read More]

Republicans Challenge Insurance Commissioner Over Open Records Law – CTNewsJunkie.com

07/18/16 – By Christine Stuart Senate Republicans say Insurance Commissioner Katharine Wade misled them about seeking guidance from the Office of State Ethics and they want the Freedom of Information Commission to penalize her for failing to turn over hundreds Continue reading Republicans Challenge Insurance Commissioner Over Open Records Law – CTNewsJunkie.com

CCFOI Announces Annual Awards

Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information Working for open government since 1955 Press Release June 15, 2016 Contact: James H. Smith, jhsmithy@comcast.net, 203-915-9428 HARTFORD – The state librarian, a college professor, an NPR editor, a reporter and a retired TV news Continue reading CCFOI Announces Annual Awards

Drafting Agendas: Three Reasons to be More Specific than “Attorney-Client Privileged Communication – Executive Session Anticipated” – JD Supra Business Advisor

4/22/2016 – By Susan Scott One of the most regularly used reasons to enter executive session is to discuss a matter that would result in the disclosure of communications that are privileged by the attorney-client relationship. The agenda item often Continue reading Drafting Agendas: Three Reasons to be More Specific than “Attorney-Client Privileged Communication – Executive Session Anticipated” – JD Supra Business Advisor

Ethics Panel Sends Rulings To BOS – The Newtown Bee

04/22/16 – By John Voket Following separate closed deliberation sessions and secret balloting April 18, both which may have Freedom of Information implications, Newtown’s Board of Ethics recommended local selectmen consider a number of violations against a current, and a Continue reading Ethics Panel Sends Rulings To BOS – The Newtown Bee

Teacher evaluation data likely to be made public, not individual scores – The Connecticut Mirror

04/22/16 – By Jacqueline Rabe Thomas Controversy is mounting over whether the state will require teachers to be evaluated and graded based partly on student test scores, but under pressure from the Freedom of Information Commission, the state is poised Continue reading Teacher evaluation data likely to be made public, not individual scores – The Connecticut Mirror

Body Cameras Will Become Standard, But Finding Funding Is Still Difficult – CT NewsJunkie

04/12/16 – By Jack Kramer Body cameras will soon be standard operating equipment for all police officers in Connecticut, according to a group of law enforcement and freedom of information experts who participated in a Southern Connecticut State University forum Continue reading Body Cameras Will Become Standard, But Finding Funding Is Still Difficult – CT NewsJunkie

Judge Rules Documents Seized From Newtown Killer Lanza Must Remain Secret – Hartford Courant

04/11/16 – By Matthew Kauffman   Documents seized from the home of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza will remain secret, following a Superior Court judge’s ruling that the records are private property not subject to the state Freedom Continue reading Judge Rules Documents Seized From Newtown Killer Lanza Must Remain Secret – Hartford Courant