Defenders of open government and FOI law in Connecticut fear the public’s right to know is being stifled – Waterbury Republican-American

07/07/19 – By Gabriella DeBenedictis

Open government proponents in Connecticut, citing major new barriers to access public records, are concerned that state and local politicians have weakened the Freedom of Information Act significantly over the last year. (Read More)

1 thought on “Defenders of open government and FOI law in Connecticut fear the public’s right to know is being stifled – Waterbury Republican-American”

  1. No one seems concerned (yet) that there was a new ruling by the FOIC (Docket #FIC 2018-047) which concluded that paper ballots are no longer public documents siding with The Secretary of the State’s opinion that paper ballots are not subject to public inspection.

    The Town of East Hampton was so proud and enamored with the idea of denying access to paper ballots to the public that is posted an email from it’s town attorney attesting to the fact on the town website.

    It would seem that at this juncture, the only people who now have open and transparent access to the paper ballots that we cast in our elections and referendums are the people who count them.

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