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

In CT, Open Government Foes Are Winning – Hartford Courant

By Mitchell W. Pearlman With eroded powers and under continuing attack, Connecticut’s first-of-a-kind Freedom of Information Act turns 40 on Thursday. After being involved in the fight for government transparency and accountability since 1975, I am often asked what are Continue reading

From the community: Abrams to be Honored to Mark 40th Anniversary of CtFOIA – Hartford Courant

HARTFORD — First Amendment scholar and legal activist Floyd Abrams will be honored with the Connecticut Foundation for Open Government’s prestigious Walter Cronkite Freedom of Information Award, it is announced today. The award is part of the organization’s celebration marking Continue reading

Superintendent’s goal is to hide the bad stuff – Journal Inquirer

By Chris Powell When a public school teacher is suspended amid investigation of a complaint that he molested a student, what are the urgent objectives of a school superintendent? In Stafford and indeed in most Connecticut towns those objectives include Continue reading

Editorial: Keeping ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ Killer’s Records Secret Is Nuts – Hartford Courant

Federal law allows public access to medical and psychiatric records 50 years after a patient’s death “for historical purposes.” But not Connecticut. Not even when the patient is as historic a figure as the murderer who inspired the movie and Continue reading

OUR VIEW: Secrets and old lace – The Bristol Press

Records related to the mental hospital incarceration of a serial killer who inspired the play and 1944 movie “Arsenic and Old Lace” don’t have to be made public, the state Supreme Court ruled in a decision released Monday. The Associated Continue reading

Groton City leaders, two town councilors testify in dispute before FOI Commission – The Day

By Deborah Straszheim Hartford – The Groton City mayor, deputy mayor and an attorney for the city faced two Groton town councilors Monday before a state Freedom of Information Commission hearing officer over a complaint filed by the councilors who Continue reading

Initial State Dept. review found months-long gap in Clinton emails – The Hill

By Julian Hattem An initial State Department review concluded that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did not send a single work-related email through her personal account for roughly four months during her tenure, though the government claims it has since Continue reading