State’s public affairs network back on track for new session – Hartford Courant

11/25/18 – By Susan Haigh, The Associated Press Connecticut’s TV and online public affairs network is back on track, just in time to cover a new General Assembly and a new governor. (Read More)

FOI Commission admonishes municipalities for illegal meetings, illegal fees – Hartford Courant

11/15/18 – By Matthew Kauffman Shortly after the Bridgeport City Council’s budget committee opened its meeting last May, Councilwoman Jeannette Herron took up the first order of business with a directive to members of the public. (Read More)

FOI Commission rules Connecticut’s incentive offer to Amazon is a trade secret – Meriden Record-Journal

11/13/18 – By Matthew Zabierek The Freedom of Information Commission has ruled that the state is not required to disclose tax incentives offered as part of its failed bid for Amazon’s second headquarters. (Read More)

Some Democratic candidates sign on to FOI protection pledge – Journal Inquirer

11/01/18 – By Eric Bedner Several Democratic candidates for statewide office have signed a pledge to protect the Freedom of Information Act, but Republican candidates have yet to respond to requests for support. (Read More)

Candidates should sign FOI pledge – Norwich Bulletin

11/03/18 – Editorial In early October, the Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information sent letters to candidates for constitutional offices to gauge their commitment to transparency and open government – one of the core pillars of a functioning democracy. (Read Continue reading Candidates should sign FOI pledge – Norwich Bulletin

Report: Former UConn coach Kevin Ollie faces ‘unethical conduct charge’ from NCAA – Bristol Herald Courier

09/28/18 – By Dom Amore The Hartford Courant HARTFORD, Conn. — Former UConn men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie is facing an unethical conduct charge among other violations from the NCAA, according to a report from ESPN. (Read More)

Hearing Officer: Derby Violated FOI Act – Valley Independent Sentinel

09/26/18 – By Eugene Driscoll A hearing officer with the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission determined the Derby Police Department and the City of Derby violated state open government laws by refusing to release an internal affairs report because the Continue reading Hearing Officer: Derby Violated FOI Act – Valley Independent Sentinel

FOIC orders Cheshire to release redacted internal affairs report – Record-Journal

09/26/18 – By Jesse Buchanan HARTFORD — The Freedom of Information Commission unanimously adopted a hearing officer’s recommendation that the town release a police internal affairs report. (Read More)

Police, Court Officials Won’t Identify Middletown Murder Victim, But Sources And Documents Say She’s A Hartford Teacher – Hartford Courant

Police and court officials have said they cannot release the name of the Middletown woman killed Sept. 8 because of a state statute that requires them to protect the names of victims of other crimes. (Read More)

Psst! Did Ed Board Flunk FOI Class? – New Haven Independent

09/24/18 -By Christopher Peak The Board of Education may have violated the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act —  right in the middle of a workshop on how to follow that law. (Read More)