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

FOIA is FUN: Somewhat Recent Reminders from the Freedom Of Information Commission – JD Supra Business Advisor

by Mark Sommaruga  | Pullman & Comley – School Law Although it is known as the “Sunshine Law,” the idea of summer fun is usually not synonymous with the Freedom of Information Act [“FOIA”]. Nevertheless, as we lament the passing of time Continue reading

Connecticut Gets Downgraded, But Maintains Passing Grade for Accountability – CTNewsJunkie.com

By Christine Stuart In a data-driven assessment of state government accountability and transparency, Connecticut received a C minus from the Center for Public Integrity. That’s worse than the B it received from the organization in 2012 — the first time Continue reading

Study: Government Transparency Slipping Across Nation – Hartford Courant

By Jon Lender A new national study of integrity in government shows the state slipping from a solid B grade to a lackluster C- since 2012 — but things are so dismal around the rest of the country that Connecticut Continue reading

Editorial: Teacher ratings should be public – The News-Times

General information on public school teacher rankings should be open to the public. There is no credible reason to hide how many teachers are exemplary, proficient, developing or below standard in any district. These numbers, which are collected with teacher Continue reading

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