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

Unlike Republicans, Democrats Sign FOI Act Pledge – Waterbury Republican-American

11/01/18 – By Paul Hughes HARTFORD — Democratic candidates for statewide offices signed a pledge to support open government laws that their Republican counterparts have yet to sign, the Connecticut Council on the Freedom of Information reported Wednesday. (Read More)

State Will Not Appeal Supreme Court Ruling Ordering Release Of Sandy Hook Shooter Adam Lanza’s Records – The Hartford Courant

10/30/18 – By Dave Altimari State officials said Tuesday that they will not appeal the recent Supreme Courtdecision ordering the public release of documents and journals belonging to Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza. (Read More)

State Renegotiates Television Network Contract –

10/29/18 – By Christine Stuart HARTFORD, CT — A state contract to provide gavel-to-gavel coverage of Connecticut government that ended last fall will be renewed on Nov. 1. (Read More)

Derby Cop Had ‘Extensive’ Disciplinary History Before Quitting, IA Report Shows – Valley Independent Sentinel

11/24/18 – By Eugene Driscoll A Derby police officer who resigned earlier this year after allegedly attacking his girlfriend had been the subject of seven previous disciplinary actions, including one incident that saw him suspended for 45 days. (Read More)

Sandy Hook shooter’s writings and belongings must be released to public, court rules – CBS News

10/23/18 – The Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. — Police must release disturbing writings and other belongings of the Newtown school shooter to the public because they are not exempt from the state’s open record laws, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. Continue reading Sandy Hook shooter’s writings and belongings must be released to public, court rules – CBS News