Secret settlement in Norwich shows need for reform – The Day

02/26/18 – By The Day Editorial Board Something is wrong when a municipally owned utility makes a confidential payoff to bury a harassment complaint filed by a female employee against the chairman of the board and the board plays no Continue reading Secret settlement in Norwich shows need for reform – The Day

Bill would help FOI Commission address ‘vexatious’ complaints, but includes fee – Meriden Record-Journal

02/27/18 – By Mike Savino HARTFORD — Lawmakers are considering a compromise between municipalities and the Freedom of Information Commission aimed at helping both sides deal with seemingly tedious or excessive requests for public documents. [Read More]

Bills focus on protecting voter rolls; I.D. theft a potential issue – CT Post

02/26/18 – By Emilie Munson HARTFORD — How to keep voter files safe from identity theft and other threats is the focus of two bills under consideration by the Government Administration and Elections Committee. [Read More]

Norfolk to host FOI seminar – The Register Citizen

02/23/18 – Staff Reports NORFOLK — Tom Hennick, Public Information Officer from the Freedom of Information Commission, will be holding an Informational Seminar on Thursday, March 15 at 7 p.m., at Norfolk Town Hall, 19 Maple Ave. to discuss FOI Continue reading Norfolk to host FOI seminar – The Register Citizen

FOI Commission closes investigation – The Southington Observer

02/21/18 – By Sheridan Cyr The State of Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission approved the report of the hearing officer as-written, and that marked the end of the state’s investigation into a complaint filed on Aug. 7, 2017 by former Continue reading FOI Commission closes investigation – The Southington Observer

Right to know isn’t costly but censorship review is – Journal Inquirer

02/05/18 – By Chris Powell With financial reimbursements from state government, Connecticut law encourages municipal police departments to equip their cruisers and officers with video cameras so encounters with the public can be evaluated reliably. The policy of recording such Continue reading Right to know isn’t costly but censorship review is – Journal Inquirer

Auditors rip pay to departing employees; Report cites many state payouts of $100,000-plus – Journal Inquirer

02/03/18 – By Eric Bedner HARTFORD — State agencies continue to provide hundreds of thousands of dollars in hush-money payments to former employees to prevent them from whistle-blowing, according to the annual state auditors report to the General Assembly. [Read Continue reading Auditors rip pay to departing employees; Report cites many state payouts of $100,000-plus – Journal Inquirer

Time Missing From Video Used To Prosecute Greenwich Official In Sexual Assault Case – WNPR

02/02/18 – By David DesRoches Several people are raising questions about video evidence being used against a former Greenwich elected official who’s accused of sexually assaulting a town employee at a nursing home. [Read More]

Councilors cleared of FOI complaint – The Southington Observer

02/01/18 – By Sheridan Cyr The Connecticut Freedom of Information (FOI) Commission dismissed the court case filed on Aug. 7, 2017, by former Board of Finance member John Moise (D), against the Town Council of the Town of Southington. [Read Continue reading Councilors cleared of FOI complaint – The Southington Observer

Proposed FOI ruling would force Stonington to release original operations report – The Day

01/30/18 – By Joe Wojtas Ten months after The Day filed an appeal, a state Freedom of Information officer has found that the town violated state law by refusing to release a consultant’s report on town operations to the newspaper. Continue reading Proposed FOI ruling would force Stonington to release original operations report – The Day