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

FOI-limiting bill would give public universities carte blanche to operate in secret – CT Mirror

05/30/2023 by David DesRoches Should public universities be able to operate behind closed doors? That’s essentially what would happen if Senate Bill 1153 becomes law. In fact, the only information that would be provided to the taxpaying public would be Continue reading FOI-limiting bill would give public universities carte blanche to operate in secret – CT Mirror

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

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

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

David Collins: New London to fight FOI Commission’s order to release police body cam video – The Day, New London

04/26/2023 By David Collins At about the same time New London began to dig in its heels over my body cam footage request, Stonington announced it had assigned a staff member to manage and comply with body cam video requests, Continue reading David Collins: New London to fight FOI Commission’s order to release police body cam video – The Day, New London

Wielding FOI Act, columnist Collins made his mark – The Day, New London

By Brian Hallenback 01/21/23 For David Collins, The Day’s columnist, 2022 was a typically impactful year. He weighed in on the Connecticut Port Authority’s role in transforming State Pier in New London, a candidate’s exclusion from an election-season debate and Continue reading Wielding FOI Act, columnist Collins made his mark – The Day, New London

Eliminating transcripts draws the shades on government a little more – Connecticut Mirror, Hartford

06/07/18 – By Michele Jacklin and Jeffrey Daniels Continuing their effort to draw the shade over the window of government accountability and transparency, General Assembly leaders have abandoned the longstanding practice of routinely transcribing the testimony presented at hundreds of Continue reading Eliminating transcripts draws the shades on government a little more – Connecticut Mirror, Hartford