Public’s Right to Know Should Include Government Use of Algorithms – CFOG News Release

03/13/18 – The Connecticut Foundation for Open Government has released a policy paper calling for elected officials and the public to consider the connection between proprietary computer algorithms owned or used by government and the public’s right to know what Continue reading Public’s Right to Know Should Include Government Use of Algorithms – CFOG News Release

Bill would allow higher fees for FOI requests if for ‘commerical purposes,’ electronic records – Meriden Record-Journal

03/06/18 – By Matthew Zabierek WALLINGFORD — The legislature is considering a bill that would allow municipalities to charge additional fees for Freedom of Information requests that could result in a commercial gain by the requestor. [Read More]

State law proposed in reaction to Trump commission – Waterbury Republican-American

03/04/18 – By Bill Bittar HARTFORD — President Donald Trump’s advisory commission on election integrity requested voter information from all 50 states, leading to thousands of complaints to Secretary of the State Denise Merrill’s office from residents concerned over the release Continue reading State law proposed in reaction to Trump commission – Waterbury Republican-American

Supreme Court Justices Grill Attorneys In Sandy Hook Records Case – Hartford Courant

03/01/18 – By Matthew Kauffman When Adam Lanza was in fifth grade, he created an eight-chapter booklet about a brutal gun-toting woman and her son, who attacked children, soldiers and eventually, each other. Years later, Lanza built a meticulously detailed spreadsheet of Continue reading Supreme Court Justices Grill Attorneys In Sandy Hook Records Case – Hartford Courant

Committee Seeks To Retain Public Access To Commission – CTNewsJunkie.com

03/01/18 – By Christine Stuart HARTFORD, CT — Lawmakers will get their first look at the recommendations from the Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth on Thursday afternoon, but some want to know more about how the commission arrived Continue reading Committee Seeks To Retain Public Access To Commission – CTNewsJunkie.com

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]