MDC Uses Federal Anti-Terrorism Measure To Block Release Of Document To Critic – Hartford Courant

10/29/16 – By Jon Lender The Hartford region’s water-and-sewer agency has invoked a little-used federal Department of Homeland Security anti-terrorism restriction to block citizens’ access to what once was public information about its water-supply system. [Read More]

Commission gives “Family Re-Engineering” Committee a pass on transparency – Yankee Institute for Public Policy

10/28/16 – By Mark E. Fitch The Freedom of Information Commission ruled in September that a Judicial Branch subcommittee was not in violation of the Freedom of Information Act when it held several meetings that were closed to the public. The guardian Continue reading Commission gives “Family Re-Engineering” Committee a pass on transparency – Yankee Institute for Public Policy

CCFOI courting state candidates to sign freedom-of-information pledge – Journal-Inquirer

10/29/16 – By Eric Bedner The Connecticut Council of Freedom of Information is asking all candidates for legislative seats to take the “Public Official’s Pledge for Open and Accountable Government,” and is receiving responses from those who intend to do Continue reading CCFOI courting state candidates to sign freedom-of-information pledge – Journal-Inquirer

Meriden city engineer says he won’t release Chauncey Peak survey due to draft status – Record-Journal

10/26/16 – By Leigh Tauss MERIDEN — Public Works Director Bob Bass will not release the city’s $12,000 land survey on Chauncey Peak until some kind of resolution is reached between the Meriden Land Trust working to preserve the mountain Continue reading Meriden city engineer says he won’t release Chauncey Peak survey due to draft status – Record-Journal

Charter Revision Commission attends first FOIA request hearing – New Canaan News

10/22/16 – By Justin Papp HARTFORD — Charter Revision Commission documents connecting the names of interviewees to their respective interviews will not be made available by the Nov. 8 election, if at all, according to a state Freedom of Information Continue reading Charter Revision Commission attends first FOIA request hearing – New Canaan News

Editorial: Respect both sides – New Canaan Advertiser

10/21/16 – Editorial We believe in adherence to the law. Citizens have the right under the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act to see documents used by government officials in public meetings. Government officials have the right to withhold certain information Continue reading Editorial: Respect both sides – New Canaan Advertiser

Political retribution real by some, unseen by others – New Canaan Advertiser

10/21/16 – By Greg Reilly When Charter Revision Commission Chairman David Hunt and member Penny Young swore to a state Freedom of Information Commission hearing officer in Hartford on Oct. 11 that a primary reason they are withholding requested information Continue reading Political retribution real by some, unseen by others – New Canaan Advertiser

State: Library Board free to talk about director’s performance – CTPost.com

10/15/16 – By Brian Lockhart BRIDGEPORT — Members of the city’s Library Board did not violate state Freedom of Information laws when they privately discussed embattled Library Director Scott Hughes’ performance without him in the room, a state official said. Continue reading State: Library Board free to talk about director’s performance – CTPost.com

Facing Hearing, Ethics Board Chair Admits FOI Violations – The Newtown Bee

10/14/16 – By John Voket After a protracted mediation process and with the clock winding down to a Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission hearing, Newtown Board of Ethics Chair Jacqueline Villa admitted to violating the state FOI Act on two Continue reading Facing Hearing, Ethics Board Chair Admits FOI Violations – The Newtown Bee