Restore the Transcription of Public Hearing Testimony! – CCFOI

Without benefit of public hearing or even public notice, the legislature has ended the transcription of public hearings.  WE STRONGLY OPPOSE THIS DECISION AND URGE THAT FUNDING FOR TRANSCRIPTION BE IMMEDIATELY RESTORED. (Read More)

Vexatious FOI complaints subject of new law – The Wilton Bulletin

06/20/18 – By Tony Spinelli Citizens who routinely and repeatedly file Freedom of Information complaints over thin reasons are the subjects of a new law passed by the state legislature and signed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy June 7. (Read Continue reading Vexatious FOI complaints subject of new law – The Wilton Bulletin

Unhealthy Secrecy Surrounds Faculty Records In State University System – Hartford Courant

06/17/18 – Editorial An unhealthy secrecy surrounds faculty records in the Connecticut State University System. Those records are off-limits to the taxpayers who employ the professors. (Read More)

Stonington dismisses employee’s complaints about public works director – The Day

06/14/18 – By Joe Wojtas Stonington — Highway Department employee Dan Oliverio said Thursday that the town’s 2-month-long investigation into his allegation that he is being unfairly targeted by Public Works Director Barbara McKrell did not substantiate the charges he Continue reading Stonington dismisses employee’s complaints about public works director – The Day

Thousands of Waterbury 911 Calls Deleted During Software Upgrade: Police – NBC Connecticut

06/12/18 – By Sujata Jain Thousands of 911 calls were erased from the Waterbury Police Department’s hard drive during a software update, according to the interim police chief. (Read More)

Andover figure lost job over lewdness; Selectman Linddy had obscene apron – Journal Inquirer

06/07/18 – By Emily Brindley ANDOVER — Complaints that led to Selectman Jay Linddy being fired from his town jobs were prompted by his display of a lewd apron in Town Hall, documents released by the town Wednesday show. (Read Continue reading Andover figure lost job over lewdness; Selectman Linddy had obscene apron – Journal Inquirer

State argues tax incentives offered to Amazon must remain secret – Meriden Record-Journal

05/31/18 – By Matthew Zabierek Revealing the tax incentives offered in the state’s failed bid for Amazon’s second headquarters would put Connecticut at a competitive disadvantage, officials with the Department of Economic and Community Development argued during a Freedom of Continue reading State argues tax incentives offered to Amazon must remain secret – Meriden Record-Journal

Restore public access to public hearings – Statement by CCFOI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 4, 2018 CONTACTS: Zachary Janowski  zacharyjanowski@gmail.com Michele Jacklin michelej.ct@gmail.com Jeff Daniels jeff@jdsail.com HARTFORD – The Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information (CCFOI) today criticized General Assembly leaders for abandoning the long-held practice of transcribing public hearing testimony, further eroding Continue reading Restore public access to public hearings – Statement by CCFOI

Bloomfield’s Blue Hills Fire Chief Robert Farmer Relieved Of Duties – Hartford Courant

04/05/18 – By Steven Goode The Blue Hills Board of Fire Commissioners abruptly relieved Blue Hills Fire Chief Robert Farmer of his duties at its monthly meeting Wednesday. [Read More]

Public Access to State Government Data Would be Strengthened by Proposed Law – Connecticut by the Numbers

03/11/18 – Release “If we want better government, we need better data.” That succinct observation by Michelle Riordan-Nold, Executive Director of the Connecticut Data Collaborative, summed up the push for legislation that would codify in state law an “expectation of Continue reading Public Access to State Government Data Would be Strengthened by Proposed Law – Connecticut by the Numbers