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

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

Legislation would allow for more private meetings – Meriden Record-Journal

03/13/16 – By Andrew Ragali Three decades ago, lawmakers amended a provision in the state’s freedom of information law to prevent public agencies entering executive session to consult with attorneys on general legal matters. A study of the issue at the Continue reading Legislation would allow for more private meetings – Meriden Record-Journal

Open government groups call on the Senate to pass FOIA reforms during Sunshine Week – OpenTheGovernment.org

03/14/16 – Press Release Today, more than 40 organizations and individuals committed to government openness and accountability sent a letter thanking Senators Grassley, Leahy and Cornyn for their authorship of the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 (S.337), and urging the earliest possible Continue reading Open government groups call on the Senate to pass FOIA reforms during Sunshine Week – OpenTheGovernment.org

MuckRock’s FOIA redaction hall of shame – Muckrock

A Sunshine Week look at the most egregious, embarassing, and downright █████ uses of the black box 03-14-16 – By JPat Brown If you only have a hammer, then every problem looks like a nail – and as we’ve learned Continue reading MuckRock’s FOIA redaction hall of shame – Muckrock

OP-ED | Shine a Light on Connecticut – CTNewsJunkie.com

3/14/16 – By Susan Bigelow There’s no disinfectant like a little sunlight, as the saying goes, and that seems truer than ever in our age where there’s ever more information but also a growing tendency of government to keep information Continue reading OP-ED | Shine a Light on Connecticut – CTNewsJunkie.com