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
Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information announces open government award recipients
The FOI Loophole: Third-Party Contracts

FOI Commission orders release of Haberek text messages – The Day

Hartford — The Freedom of Information Commission unanimously ruled in favor of The Day on Wednesday and ordered the town of Stonington to release the remainder of the text messages requested by the newspaper from former First Selectman Ed Haberek’s Continue reading

Hartford Says It Violated State FOI Laws With Stadium Meeting – WNPR

Hartford officials have admitted they violated various aspects of the state’s open meetings law last year when they held a closed-door meeting to discuss proposals to build a new minor league baseball stadium. Last August, the city assembled a panel Continue reading

Fishbein may reopen case against Wallingford Center Inc. – MyRecordJournal.com

WALLINGFORD — Earlier this month, Town Councilor Craig Fishbein won his Freedom of Information case against Wallingford Center Inc. He is now seeking to re-open the case and have the Freedom of Information Commission impose a fine against WCI. State Continue reading

The charter debate: More schools, transparency and oversight? – The CT Mirror

The billboard in Bridgeport promises students the chance to win a seat in a new charter school opening in August. “Enroll now! Accepting applications for grades 6-12,” reads the advertisement facing the highway. In Stamford, another charter school organization has Continue reading

Another blow to transparency in Washington: White House offices shelves FOIA regulations – RTDNA

By Mike Cavender, RTDNA Executive Director Despite promises to be “the most transparent administration in history,” the Obama White House continues to show it isn’t. It is formally shelving a federal regulation that requires the Office of Administration be subject Continue reading

FOI hearing officer: Wallingford Center Inc. is a public agency; organization won’t appeal – MyRecordJournal.com

WALLINGFORD — Wallingford Center Inc. will not appeal a proposed decision by the state Freedom of Information Commission thats finds the organization is a public agency and subject to the Freedom of Information Act. “We will comply with the decision,” Continue reading

Bring Sunshine Back to Connecticut Law Enforcement – New England First Amendment Coalition

By James H. Smith The sun isn’t shining brightly on law enforcement action in Connecticut. The sun did shine one day last month on the State Legislature with testimony on a bill that would open up criminal investigations more to Continue reading

Stamford GOP leader withdraws FOI complaint – Stamford Advocate

STAMFORD — The head of the city’s Republican Party has withdrawn a freedom of information complaint against lawmakers on the condition that their leaders undergo training for open meetings and records. The city opted to have officials from the Freedom of Continue reading

Editorial: Sunshine needed – MyRecordJournal.com

Mitchell W. Pearlman, of Glastonbury, probably knows as much about open government as anyone. He has served as director of both the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission and the Office of State Ethics. He has taught, lectured and written extensively Continue reading