CT Agencies — Mostly in Secret — Use Computers to Make Critical Decisions; Agencies Stonewall Public Requests to Reveal How The Work is Done

Three major CT state agencies have used automated software programs, called algorithms, to make policy decisions affecting school funding, removing children from families, and hiring state workers, but are unable or unwilling to fully disclose how these programs make their Continue reading CT Agencies — Mostly in Secret — Use Computers to Make Critical Decisions; Agencies Stonewall Public Requests to Reveal How The Work is Done

Restore the Transcription of Public Hearing Testimony! – CCFOI

Without benefit of public hearing or even public notice, the legislature has ended the transcription of public hearings.  WE STRONGLY OPPOSE THIS DECISION AND URGE THAT FUNDING FOR TRANSCRIPTION BE IMMEDIATELY RESTORED. Transparency is important.  The public is entitled to Continue reading Restore the Transcription of Public Hearing Testimony! – CCFOI

Restore public access to public hearings – Statement by CCFOI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 4, 2018 CONTACTS: Zachary Janowski  zacharyjanowski@gmail.com Michele Jacklin michelej.ct@gmail.com Jeff Daniels jeff@jdsail.com HARTFORD – The Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information (CCFOI) today criticized General Assembly leaders for abandoning the long-held practice of transcribing public hearing testimony, further eroding Continue reading Restore public access to public hearings – Statement by CCFOI

Proposed FOI ruling would force Stonington to release original operations report – The Day

01/30/18 – By Joe Wojtas Ten months after The Day filed an appeal, a state Freedom of Information officer has found that the town violated state law by refusing to release a consultant’s report on town operations to the newspaper. Continue reading Proposed FOI ruling would force Stonington to release original operations report – The Day

RTM members reject using town email – Greenwich Time

01/28/18 – By Ken Borsuk At a time when the Greenwich Representative Town Meeting has pledged to be more open and accessible, an attempt to require members to use town email accounts when conducting official business has been met with Continue reading RTM members reject using town email – Greenwich Time