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Norfolk to host FOI seminar – The Register Citizen

02/23/18 – Staff Reports NORFOLK — Tom Hennick, Public Information Officer from the Freedom of Information Commission, will be holding an Informational Seminar on Thursday, March 15 at 7 p.m., at Norfolk Town Hall, 19 Maple Ave. to discuss FOI laws and new legislation. A Q&A session will follow. Members of area town boards, commissions […]

FOI Commission closes investigation – The Southington Observer

02/21/18 – By Sheridan Cyr The State of Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission approved the report of the hearing officer as-written, and that marked the end of the state’s investigation into a complaint filed on Aug. 7, 2017 by former Board of Finance member and local Democrat John Moise against the Southington Town Council. [Read […]

Judge upholds FOI decision; City Council may appeal – Record-Journal

02/21/18 – By Leigh Tauss MERIDEN — The City Council is deliberating whether to appeal a recent Supreme Court decision to uphold a Freedom of Information Commission ruling that councilors violated the state’s open meeting requirements while discussing a city manager search in early 2016. [Read More]

Malloy’s Frivolous Spending Contradicts Claims of Crisis – Journal Inquirer

02/21/18 – By Chris Powell KEEP VOTER ROLLS PUBLIC: Voter registration data is crucial to the integrity of elections. You can’t tell if elections are honest if you can’t tell who voted. But Secretary of the State Denise Merrill wants to conceal much of this data in the name of protecting voter privacy. [Read More […]

ABOVE the LAW: How Government Unions’ Extralegal Privileges Are Harming Public Employees, Taxpayers and the State – The Yankee Institute

By: Priya Abraham Brannick, MA and F. Vincent Vernuccio, JD The report issued by the Yankee Institute about the privileges bestowed by Connecticut state law on government employee unions has a section about “supersedence,” whereby union contracts, some of them reached by binding arbitration outside the democratic process, without the approval of elected officials, nullify […]

Editorial: Defend the Watchdogs – Waterbury Republican-American

12/03/16 – By Editorial Board Leaders of Connecticut government’s watchdog agencies — the State Elections Enforcement Commission, the Office of State Ethics and the Freedom of Information Commission — worry they may face crippling cuts as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the legislature tackle looming budget deficits in excess of $1 billion. “I am always […]

Westbrook Settles, Ehlert Withdraws FOI Complaint – Zip06

02/09/16 – By Becky Coffey In a settlement agreement dated Jan. 27, the Town of Westbrook acknowledged several facts and in response, former selectman Chris Ehlert agreed to withdraw three Freedom of Information Act complaints he filed. Ehlert filed the complaints with the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission (FOIC) against the Town of Westbrook and […]

Hearing held on FOI complaint – Citizen’s News

02/06/16 – By Elio Gugliotti, Editor Officials argued their cases Monday related to a Freedom of Information complaint filed by Beacon Falls First Selectman Chris Bielik against the Region 16 Board of Education. The complaint centers on a vote taken by the Board of Education, which oversees schools in Beacon Falls and Prospect, at an […]