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

Meriden city engineer says he won’t release Chauncey Peak survey due to draft status – Record-Journal

10/26/16 – By Leigh Tauss MERIDEN — Public Works Director Bob Bass will not release the city’s $12,000 land survey on Chauncey Peak until some kind of resolution is reached between the Meriden Land Trust working to preserve the mountain Continue reading Meriden city engineer says he won’t release Chauncey Peak survey due to draft status – Record-Journal

Charter Revision Commission attends first FOIA request hearing – New Canaan News

10/22/16 – By Justin Papp HARTFORD — Charter Revision Commission documents connecting the names of interviewees to their respective interviews will not be made available by the Nov. 8 election, if at all, according to a state Freedom of Information Continue reading Charter Revision Commission attends first FOIA request hearing – New Canaan News

Editorial: Respect both sides – New Canaan Advertiser

10/21/16 – Editorial We believe in adherence to the law. Citizens have the right under the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act to see documents used by government officials in public meetings. Government officials have the right to withhold certain information Continue reading Editorial: Respect both sides – New Canaan Advertiser

Political retribution real by some, unseen by others – New Canaan Advertiser

10/21/16 – By Greg Reilly When Charter Revision Commission Chairman David Hunt and member Penny Young swore to a state Freedom of Information Commission hearing officer in Hartford on Oct. 11 that a primary reason they are withholding requested information Continue reading Political retribution real by some, unseen by others – New Canaan Advertiser

State: Library Board free to talk about director’s performance – CTPost.com

10/15/16 – By Brian Lockhart BRIDGEPORT — Members of the city’s Library Board did not violate state Freedom of Information laws when they privately discussed embattled Library Director Scott Hughes’ performance without him in the room, a state official said. Continue reading State: Library Board free to talk about director’s performance – CTPost.com

Facing Hearing, Ethics Board Chair Admits FOI Violations – The Newtown Bee

10/14/16 – By John Voket After a protracted mediation process and with the clock winding down to a Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission hearing, Newtown Board of Ethics Chair Jacqueline Villa admitted to violating the state FOI Act on two Continue reading Facing Hearing, Ethics Board Chair Admits FOI Violations – The Newtown Bee

State FOIC Finds For Local Complainants, Orders E-mails To Be Produced – The Newtown Bee

10/12/16 – By John Voket After two hearings on the matter, Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Commission (FOIC) is ordering former Board of Education members Kathy Hamilton and David Freedman to produce e-mails and/or other transmission from their personal computing devices Continue reading State FOIC Finds For Local Complainants, Orders E-mails To Be Produced – The Newtown Bee

FOI hearing date set for Charter Revision Commission, outside counsel sought – New Canaan News

10/05/16 – By Justin Papp NEW CANAAN — A date has been set for the Freedom of Information Act hearing requested by town resident Roger Williams against the Charter Revision Commission, the town of New Canaan and commission members Dave Continue reading FOI hearing date set for Charter Revision Commission, outside counsel sought – New Canaan News

State Developing a Transparency Issue – Norwich Bulletin

09/27/16 – By the Bulletin Editorial Board It would be overly dramatic to say government transparency is under assault in Connecticut, but there is some visible smoke suggesting the presence of a larger, or at least more pernicious, fire. [Read Continue reading State Developing a Transparency Issue – Norwich Bulletin