Open government groups call on the Senate to pass FOIA reforms during Sunshine Week – OpenTheGovernment.org

03/14/16 – Press Release Today, more than 40 organizations and individuals committed to government openness and accountability sent a letter thanking Senators Grassley, Leahy and Cornyn for their authorship of the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 (S.337), and urging the earliest possible Continue reading Open government groups call on the Senate to pass FOIA reforms during Sunshine Week – OpenTheGovernment.org

MuckRock’s FOIA redaction hall of shame – Muckrock

A Sunshine Week look at the most egregious, embarassing, and downright █████ uses of the black box 03-14-16 – By JPat Brown If you only have a hammer, then every problem looks like a nail – and as we’ve learned Continue reading MuckRock’s FOIA redaction hall of shame – Muckrock

OP-ED | Shine a Light on Connecticut – CTNewsJunkie.com

3/14/16 – By Susan Bigelow There’s no disinfectant like a little sunlight, as the saying goes, and that seems truer than ever in our age where there’s ever more information but also a growing tendency of government to keep information Continue reading OP-ED | Shine a Light on Connecticut – CTNewsJunkie.com

Transparency Compromise For UConn Foundation A Good Step – Hartford Courant

03/15/16 – By Editorial Board The goal of transparency advocates to make the UConn Foundation subject to the state Freedom of Information Act would not be satisfied if pertinent legislation now before the General Assembly is enacted. But the legislation Continue reading Transparency Compromise For UConn Foundation A Good Step – Hartford Courant

Editorial: Sunshine needed – MyRecordJournal.com

Mitchell W. Pearlman, of Glastonbury, probably knows as much about open government as anyone. He has served as director of both the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission and the Office of State Ethics. He has taught, lectured and written extensively Continue reading Editorial: Sunshine needed – MyRecordJournal.com

Editorial: Police Should Not Be Deciding What Public Can Know – Hartford Courant

Editorial: It’s in the public’s welfare to have information on crimes in communities. A state with the nickname of Corrupticut should think hard about the wisdom of leaving entirely up to police whether to release important arrest records while a Continue reading Editorial: Police Should Not Be Deciding What Public Can Know – Hartford Courant

Email Secrecy Shows Contempt For Public’s Right To Know – Hartford Courant

On Sunday we welcome the beginning of Sunshine Week, when access to public information is celebrated. Unfortunately, though we live in an information age, the Freedom of Information Act and the public’s access to documents is under siege. Connecticut Likes Clinton, Q Continue reading Email Secrecy Shows Contempt For Public’s Right To Know – Hartford Courant