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

Meriden attempts second appeal of FOIC ruling – Meriden Record-Journal

03/07/18 – By Leigh Tauss MERIDEN — The city is attempting a second appeal of a Freedom of Information Commission ruling that city leaders violated open meeting laws during the 2016 search for a new city manager, a decision that Continue reading Meriden attempts second appeal of FOIC ruling – Meriden Record-Journal

Stonington arbitration decision offers insight into McKrell-DiCesare conflict – The Day

03/06/18 – By Joe Wojtas Stonington — The decision by an arbitrator to overturn the town’s five-day suspension of former highway Supervisor Louis DiCesare II offers details of the conflict he had with his boss, Public Works Director Barbara McKrell. Continue reading Stonington arbitration decision offers insight into McKrell-DiCesare conflict – The Day

Public’s Right to Know Should Include Government Use of Algorithms – CFOG News Release

03/13/18 – The Connecticut Foundation for Open Government has released a policy paper calling for elected officials and the public to consider the connection between proprietary computer algorithms owned or used by government and the public’s right to know what Continue reading Public’s Right to Know Should Include Government Use of Algorithms – CFOG News Release

Bill would allow higher fees for FOI requests if for ‘commerical purposes,’ electronic records – Meriden Record-Journal

03/06/18 – By Matthew Zabierek WALLINGFORD — The legislature is considering a bill that would allow municipalities to charge additional fees for Freedom of Information requests that could result in a commercial gain by the requestor. [Read More]