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

Transparency Compromise For UConn Foundation A Good Step – Hartford Courant

03/15/16 – By Editorial Board The goal of transparency advocates to make the UConn Foundation subject to the state Freedom of Information Act would not be satisfied if pertinent legislation now before the General Assembly is enacted. But the legislation Continue reading Transparency Compromise For UConn Foundation A Good Step – Hartford Courant

The Secrecy in Government Awards – CCFOI

March 14, 2016  In recognition of national Sunshine Week Contact: James H. Smith, 203-915-9428; jhsmithy@comcast.net The First Annual Secrecy in Government Awards offered by the board of directors of the nonprofit Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information. Governor Dan Malloy’s Continue reading The Secrecy in Government Awards – CCFOI