Editorial: Our View: CMEEC law codifies ethical behavior – Norwich Bulletin

12/14/16 – By Bulletin Editorial Board This week Sen. Cathy Osten, D-Sprague, introduced legislation aspiring to full transparency from the Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Consortium and the state’s municipal utilities, the latest consequence from The Bulletin’s series of stories on Continue reading Editorial: Our View: CMEEC law codifies ethical behavior – Norwich Bulletin

Opinion: Thumbs up, thumbs down – Danbury News Times

12/13/16 – Thumbs up to New Milford resident Greg Mullen for appealing to the state Freedom of Information Commission recently over a meeting with some members of the Board of Education’s Facilities Committee and town officials over a draft agreement on Continue reading Opinion: Thumbs up, thumbs down – Danbury News Times

FOI appeal: New Milford school board members had illegal meeting – Danbury News Times

12/11/16 – By Katrina Koerting NEW MILFORD — A Freedom of Information complaint filed this week seeks to nullify a draft agreement between the town and the Board of Education over the proposed move of central school offices to the John Pettibone Continue reading FOI appeal: New Milford school board members had illegal meeting – Danbury News Times

Hearing officer says state police policy on arrest records violated FOI law – Meriden Record-Journal

11/27/16 – By Mike Savino An attorney for the Freedom of Information Commission has tentatively ruled that state police violated the state’s Freedom of Information Act when the agency required written permission from a prosecutor for the release of documents Continue reading Hearing officer says state police policy on arrest records violated FOI law – Meriden Record-Journal

Council Chair Recipient Of Elusive Hamilton, Freedman Correspondence – The Newtown Bee

11/25/16 – By John Voket Legislative Council Chair Mary Ann Jacob has notified Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Commission (FOIC) that she was the recipient of correspondence that is the focus of the commission’s latest action on complaints filed by former Continue reading Council Chair Recipient Of Elusive Hamilton, Freedman Correspondence – The Newtown Bee

CAS Legal Mailbag Question of the Week – November, 2016 #3

11/23/2016 by Thomas Mooney   Dear Legal Mailbag: I am an avid fan of free legal advice, and I read your Legal Mailbag column whenever it appears. You answered a question last week about an FOIA request concerning the written evaluations of Continue reading CAS Legal Mailbag Question of the Week – November, 2016 #3

Meriden City Council to appeal FOIC ruling ‘for clarity’ – Meriden Record-Journal

11/23/16 – By Leigh Tauss MERIDEN — The City Council voted to appeal the Freedom of Information Commission’s ruling last week that a leadership meeting surrounding the search for a new city manager earlier this year violated open meeting requirements. Read More

Watchdog agencies concerned cuts could make them ineffective – Meriden Record-Journal

11/29/16 – By Mike Savino As Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and lawmakers grapple with a projected budget deficit exceeding $1 billion next year, state watchdog agencies are concerned additional cuts could prevent them from effectively serving their roles. 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