And Now to the (Police) Videotape – The Connecticut Law Tribune

12/21/16 On Dec. 8, recently retired Hartford police officer Sean Spell was arrested and charged with excessive force for his actions last summer. On June 4, police dashboard cameras recorded Spell kicking Emilio Diaz in the head as Diaz lay Continue reading And Now to the (Police) Videotape – The Connecticut Law Tribune

FOIC gets third degree while corporate welfare gets another $220 million – Journal Inquirer

09/23/16 – By Chris Powell As his budget office was berating the state Freedom of Information Commission over trivia — wanting to maintain its subscription to a law review — Governor Malloy went to Stratford to announce his plan to Continue reading FOIC gets third degree while corporate welfare gets another $220 million – Journal Inquirer

Charter group called to FOI hearing; votes to hire new lawyer; asserts it is right – NC Advertiser

09/21/16 – By Greg Riley The Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission ordered on Sept. 16 that the members of the Charter Revision Commission appear at a hearing to address the claim by Roger Williams that they have violated the law Continue reading Charter group called to FOI hearing; votes to hire new lawyer; asserts it is right – NC Advertiser

Malloy’s Office Demands Daily Memos From Agencies On Press Calls – Hartford Courant

09/17/16 – By Jon Lender Contact Reporter Government Watch “He’s definitely looking to bash us in this column.” That’s what Maura Downes, the new public information officer for the state Department of Public Health, said in an email July 13 Continue reading Malloy’s Office Demands Daily Memos From Agencies On Press Calls – Hartford Courant

Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information Challenges OPM Secretary on Budget Cuts to Watchdog Agencies

Press Release August 4, 2016 Contact: Daniel J. Klau 860.241.2627 dklau@mdmc-law.com (Statement by CCFOI President Daniel J. Klau) Office of Policy and Management Secretary Benjamin Barnes recently informed the heads of the state’s three main watchdog agencies that OPM no Continue reading Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information Challenges OPM Secretary on Budget Cuts to Watchdog Agencies

CCFOI Announces Annual Awards

Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information Working for open government since 1955 Press Release June 15, 2016 Contact: James H. Smith, jhsmithy@comcast.net, 203-915-9428 HARTFORD – The state librarian, a college professor, an NPR editor, a reporter and a retired TV news Continue reading CCFOI Announces Annual Awards

Teacher evaluation data likely to be made public, not individual scores – The Connecticut Mirror

04/22/16 – By Jacqueline Rabe Thomas Controversy is mounting over whether the state will require teachers to be evaluated and graded based partly on student test scores, but under pressure from the Freedom of Information Commission, the state is poised Continue reading Teacher evaluation data likely to be made public, not individual scores – The Connecticut Mirror

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

Editorial: Legislative session a mixed bag for freedom of information – Norwich Bulletin

Freedom of information has always been a fluid proposition, its execution shifting with court decisions, new laws and changing conditions and technology. After the General Assembly’s sessions this year, we perceive in the evolution of open information a big victory, Continue reading Editorial: Legislative session a mixed bag for freedom of information – Norwich Bulletin

Malloy Signs Bill to Promote Greater Scrutiny of Police Through Disclosure of Arrest Information – CTNewsJunkie.com

By Elizabeth Regan Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed a bill late last week to bring arrest details to light as part of the state’s sunshine law ensuring public access to government records and proceedings. The new provisions in Connecticut’s Freedom Continue reading Malloy Signs Bill to Promote Greater Scrutiny of Police Through Disclosure of Arrest Information – CTNewsJunkie.com