CT Post: Bill would ‘delay access’ to public records, watchdog says

April 25, 2024

By Jacqueline Rabe Thomas

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A large swath of state records may soon become harder for the public to access.

That’s because Gov. Ned Lamont’s Office of Policy and Management – which oversees all budget and policy decisions being made by more than 40 state agencies – has proposed legislation that would allow them to reject any open record request from the public if that record was not created by their agency.

OPM has asked the legislature to include this exemption for all state agencies, which would allow officials across state government to reject requests for inter-agency records and communications.