Residents file more than 100 FOI requests against Weston town govt., school board – Connecticut Post

09/03/2023 By Kayla Mutchler WESTON — At what point do requests for public information become harassment? That’s a question the state Freedom of Information Commission may have to decide between the school system and a local couple that have filed Continue reading Residents file more than 100 FOI requests against Weston town govt., school board – Connecticut Post

Your FOI is in our DNA – Editorial, The Day, New London

09/03/2023 From The Day, New London Commitment to the principle of Freedom of Information lies deep in the DNA of The Day. Throughout its history, the newspaper has championed the right to know – not just our right to know, Continue reading Your FOI is in our DNA – Editorial, The Day, New London

Port Authority documents reveal displeasure with media coverage – Connecticut Inside Investigator

08/31/2023 By Tricia Ennie Connecticut Port Authority (CPA) members have been unhappy with the tone of much of the press coverage of and public response to the ongoing New London State Pier project. A review of hundreds of email conversations Continue reading Port Authority documents reveal displeasure with media coverage – Connecticut Inside Investigator

Bill Asks Local Officials To Be Both Seen and Heard – CT News Junkie

05/08/2023 By Christine Stuart Similar to what lawmakers have been trying to practice this session, some lawmakers want local boards and commission members to show their faces when talking and voting remotely. The bill, which passed the Planning & Development Continue reading Bill Asks Local Officials To Be Both Seen and Heard – CT News Junkie

Editorial: FOI bill is Democrats against democracy – Waterbury Republican-American

05/08/2023 Editorial When it comes to fights over public education – from removing pornography from school libraries to ensuring racial essentialism isn’t laundered into school curricula through “equity” initiatives – the actual question is whether publicly funded educational institutions should Continue reading Editorial: FOI bill is Democrats against democracy – Waterbury Republican-American

House approves bill creating panel to study mandatory public comment periods – The Day, New London

05/05/2023 By Brian Hallenbeck May 5—Connecticut’s House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill this week that would establish a task force to study requiring public comment periods at meetings of all public agencies. The bill will move to the Senate Continue reading House approves bill creating panel to study mandatory public comment periods – The Day, New London

Freedom of Information Under Threat in Connecticut – Law.com

05/03/2023 By Connecticut Law Tribune Editorial Board This started out as a great year for Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Act, but now it’s in trouble. In February, investigative reporters at Hearst Media produced a powerful series detailing Bridgeport’s shocking record Continue reading Freedom of Information Under Threat in Connecticut – Law.com

CT Viewpoints: Stop CT’s attack on its own accountability and transparency – CT Mirror

05/03/2023 By Justin Goodman Shame on Connecticut legislators for advancing a misguided bill (SB 1153) to exempt the University of Connecticut and other state institutions from the open records law and keep their taxpayer-funded activities in the dark. Shortly after Continue reading CT Viewpoints: Stop CT’s attack on its own accountability and transparency – CT Mirror

Bridgeport’s attempt to comply with transparency law may not be legal, experts say – Connecticut Post

05/02/2023 By Brian Lockhart, Jacqueline Rabe Thomas, and Joshua Eaton BRIDGEPORT — In an effort to comply with a state transparency law it has long flouted, Mayor Joe Ganim’s administration is taking a controversial approach to reduce its massive backlog Continue reading Bridgeport’s attempt to comply with transparency law may not be legal, experts say – Connecticut Post

Michele Jacklin: Nix these new restraints on Connecticut’s FOI Act – Connecticut Mirror

04/26/2023 By Michele Jacklin The silence has been deafening. Curiously so. As state lawmakers continue to hack away at Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Act, the response from members of the public and the news media has been confounding passivity. The Continue reading Michele Jacklin: Nix these new restraints on Connecticut’s FOI Act – Connecticut Mirror