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

Editorial: University’s secret budget – Waterbury Republican-American

In late June, the University of Connecticut board of trustees caused an uproar when it approved a spend-heavy 2015-16 budget without public discussion, and after only 90 minutes of closed-door review by the board’s finance committee. James H. Smith, president Continue reading

Editorial: Office of Government Accountability: Why the Meddling? – Hartford Courant

The Office of Governmental Accountability and the nine formerly independent state watchdog agencies that the OGA gobbled up in 2011 have been a lousy fit. The current nasty fight between OGA executive administrator Shelby Brown and Michael Brandi, executive director Continue reading

OP-ED | Progress On The FOI Front: Sunshine Is The Best Disinfectant – CTNewsJunkie.com

By Terry Cowgill While the freedom-of-information outlook has often been rather grim during the transparency-challenged Malloy administration, the General Assembly’s regular session finished up with some encouraging news. And gosh knows, we could use some. Remember the “Task Force on Continue reading

Editorial: Election Commission Shouldn’t Be Under Governor’s Thumb – Hartford Courant

The Office of Governmental Accountability and the nine formerly independent state watchdog agencies that the OGA gobbled up in 2011 have been a lousy fit. The current nasty fight between OGA executive administrator Shelby Brown and Michael Brandi, executive director Continue reading

Malloy says PURA exemption about pragmatism, not secrecy – Journal Inquirer

By Mike Savino HARTFORD — A spokesman for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says legislation protecting communications between members of the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority from disclosure doesn’t violate a pledge the governor signed during the fall campaign to support state Continue reading

Press Release: Republican Senators Renew Call for UConn Budget Transparency

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 16, 2015 Republican Senators Renew Call for Greater Transparency in UConn Budget Process Republican legislators today re-emphasized the need for more transparency in the University of Connecticut’s budget process. The UConn Board of Trustees on June Continue reading

Opinion: Transparently secretive – Waterbury Republican-American

Gubernatorial candidate Dan Malloy piously called for giving the public an up-close look at the workings of Connecticut government. When he launched his ultimately unsuccessful 2006 campaign, he promised a transparency-oriented “fundamental change in our approach to government” that would Continue reading

Official Accuses Malloy Appointee Of ‘Incompetent’ Handling Of Computer Case – Hartford Courant

By Jon Lender The executive director of the State Elections Enforcement Commission has charged an appointee of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy with incompetence, as part of a festering controversy that began with the seizure of a computer from the commission’s Continue reading