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

OP-ED | Put The Screws To Politicians Who Don’t Care About FOI – CT News Junkie

By Terry Cowgill Aside from the fact that the state woke up and decided not to put in the governor’s mansion an erratic financier who wouldn’t tell us what he’d do if elected, voters who rose Wednesday morning had something Continue reading

FOI Pledge Update

Asked to support the Freedom of Information Pledge, state Comptroller Kevin Lembo responded, “where do I sign.” A well known advocate of the people’s right to know, Lembo is, so far, only one of two candidates for Constitutional office to Continue reading

WNPR-FM comes to Quinnipiac

    Join host John Dankosky for a discussion on Freedom of Information issues in Connecticut, including an update on the Newtown/Sandy Hook shooting investigation. What: Panel discussion will be recorded for air later Where: Student Center 120 Date: Oct. Continue reading

Failing An FOI Pop Quiz – The Newton Bee

Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Act has been on the books for nearly 40 years. A couple of generations of public servants have been operating under its provisions. Yet after decades of illumination by the state’s Sunshine Laws, our elected and Continue reading

Watchdogs Ask Candidates To Take FOI Pledge – CT News Junkie

by Hugh McQuaid | Oct 9, 2014 11:54am Sick of playing defense against efforts to erode the state Freedom of Information Act, an open government advocacy group has begun asking candidates to sign a pledge to support the public document Continue reading

CCFOI asks for FOI Pledge from Candidates

Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information Serving the public since 1955 Oct. 8, 2014 Dear Candidate for the General Assembly and Constitutional office: Freedom of information and the public’s right to know about Connecticut state and municipal governments have been Continue reading

Andy Thibault’s Well Intentioned, But Misguided, FOI Op-Ed – Appealingly Brief

Cool Justice Report author and columnist Andy Thibault recently wrote an op-ed, along with Register Citizen reporter Isaac Avilucea, about their frustrating experience during a recent hearing before the Freedom of Information Commission (“FOIC”). The authors of the op-ed have some Continue reading

You might need a lawyer these days at the FOI Commission – Journal Inquirer

By Andy Thibault and Isaac Avilucea Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Commission always has followed the principle that complainants do not need to be represented by lawyers. This is because it is the job of the commission’s hearing officer not just Continue reading