Task Force on Victim Privacy and The Public’s Right to Know – Minutes 08/21/13

Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 11:00 am, Legislative Office Building, Room 1C Meeting of: Task Force on Victim Privacy and The Public’s Right to Know Members Present: Representative Arce, Co-Chair, Don DeCesare, Co-Chair, Garvin G. Ambrose, Reuben F. Bradford, Leonard Boyle Continue reading Task Force on Victim Privacy and The Public’s Right to Know – Minutes 08/21/13

Task Force on Victim Privacy and the Public’s Right to Know – Meeting Agenda

  Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 11:00 am Legislative Office Building, Room 1E I. Convene Meeting II. Approval of Minutes from Meeting from August 21, 2013 Meeting III. Introductory Remarks by Co-Chairs a. Angel Arce, State Representative b. Don DeCesare, Continue reading Task Force on Victim Privacy and the Public’s Right to Know – Meeting Agenda

Gov. Malloy Selects Owen Eagan to Serve as Chair of the Freedom of Information Commission

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he has selected Owen P. Eagan of West Hartford to serve as chairman of the Freedom of Information Commission (FOIC), the state body responsible for administering and enforcing the provisions Continue reading Gov. Malloy Selects Owen Eagan to Serve as Chair of the Freedom of Information Commission

Member quizzes Conn. panel on private vs. public

By SUSAN HAIGH, Associated Press Updated 3:55 pm, Wednesday, August 21, 2013 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The president of a Connecticut open government group on Wednesday questioned the makeup of a task force that’s charged with recommending to state lawmakers how Continue reading Member quizzes Conn. panel on private vs. public

Task Force Member Urges Caution Regarding Secrecy

by Hugh McQuaid | Aug 21, 2013 3:50pm A member of the legislature’s panel tasked with balancing transparency and victim privacy expressed concern Wednesday that the group’s membership is weighted too heavily in favor of reducing public access to information. Continue reading Task Force Member Urges Caution Regarding Secrecy

Community Newspapers in Connecticut

By Forrest C. Palmer* Former Publisher of the Danbury News-Times and A Founding Member of the CFOG Board of Directors (August 15, 2013) I have recently spent time looking back at my 40 years in the newspaper business and the Continue reading Community Newspapers in Connecticut

CCFOI Legislative Agenda

Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information An Agenda for Open Government All three branches of Connecticut’s state government, and many municipal governments, are straying from the principles of accountability embodied in the state Freedom of Information Act, passed unanimously by Continue reading CCFOI Legislative Agenda

Release Newtown Information

Release Newtown Information New England First Amendment Center column By James H. Smith Virtually every news organization in Connecticut has joined a friend of the court action to the state Supreme Court asking it to overturn a lower court decision Continue reading Release Newtown Information

Statement to the Gun Violence Prevention Working Group

Statement to the Gun Violence Prevention Working Group January 28, 2013 The Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information (CCFOI) appreciates the opportunity to offer the Gun Violence Prevention Working Group thoughts on the difficult issues before it. CCFOI is an Continue reading Statement to the Gun Violence Prevention Working Group

Amici Curiae

  S.C. 19047 DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY    :    SUPREME COURT vs.                                                       : FREEDOM OF INFORMATION             : COMMISSION ET AL.                          :              JANUARY ___, 2013   APPLICATION OF THE CONNECTICUT COUNCIL ON FREEDOM OF INFORMATION, ET AL. FOR PERMISSION TO Continue reading Amici Curiae