FOI Commission finds no fault with Southington council caucus – Record-Journal

07/30/18 – By Jesse Buchanan SOUTHINGTON — The state Freedom of Information Commission concurred with a hearing officer’s opinion that a Republican caucus last year didn’t constitute a meeting and therefore Read More …

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 Read More …

Thousands of Waterbury 911 Calls Deleted During Software Upgrade: Police – NBC Connecticut

06/12/18 – By Sujata Jain Thousands of 911 calls were erased from the Waterbury Police Department’s hard drive during a software update, according to the interim police chief. (Read More)

Andover figure lost job over lewdness; Selectman Linddy had obscene apron – Journal Inquirer

06/07/18 – By Emily Brindley ANDOVER — Complaints that led to Selectman Jay Linddy being fired from his town jobs were prompted by his display of a lewd apron in Read More …

Lawmakers Stand Firm On Elimination of Public Hearing Transcripts – CT News Junkie

06/07/18 – By Christine Stuart HARTFORD, CT — Good government advocates continued this week to criticize legislative leaders for ending the practice of transcribing public hearings, but at least two Read More …

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 Read More …

End of committee hearing transcripts criticized – Waterbury Republican-American

06/06/18 – By Paul Hughes HARTFORD — Open government advocates are criticizing General Assembly leaders for saving $100,000 a year in the state budget by ending the long-standing practice of Read More …

State argues tax incentives offered to Amazon must remain secret – Meriden Record-Journal

05/31/18 – By Matthew Zabierek Revealing the tax incentives offered in the state’s failed bid for Amazon’s second headquarters would put Connecticut at a competitive disadvantage, officials with the Department Read More …

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 Read More …

Bloomfield’s Blue Hills Fire Chief Robert Farmer Relieved Of Duties – Hartford Courant

04/05/18 – By Steven Goode The Blue Hills Board of Fire Commissioners abruptly relieved Blue Hills Fire Chief Robert Farmer of his duties at its monthly meeting Wednesday. [Read More]