Can There be a “Meeting” Under the FOIA in the Absence of a Quorum? The Appellate Court Just Spoke (but stay tuned). – JDSupra

09/20/19 – By Mark Sommaruga A common view has been that in the absence of a quorum, a “meeting” of a public agency that would be subject to Connecticut’s Freedom Read More …

Bridgeport denies request for Negron protest body cam footage – Connecticut Post

08/02/19 – By Brian Lockhart BRIDGEPORT — A previously released video clip of a May confrontation between police officers and protesters is the only recorded footage the city and the Read More …

Former police chief Matthew Reed has his dream job as an attorney for the Freedom of Information Commission – Waterbury Republican-American

07/07/19 – By Gabriella DeBenedictis HARTFORD — Matthew Reed sits below a giant poster of the Constitution in his office at the state Freedom of Information Commission in Hartford. Relics Read More …

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 Read More …

State investigation into prison birth drags into 17th month – The CT Mirror

07/03/19 – By Jenna Carlesso and Kelan Lyons Sixteen months after a woman gave birth on the toilet in her locked prison cell, the state Department of Correction has yet Read More …

Republican-American publisher accepts freedom of information award – Waterbury Republican-American

06/19/19 – By Gabriella DeBenedictis WEST HARTFORD — William J. Pape II was honored posthumously by the Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information on Wednesday with a Lifetime Achievement award Read More …

Panel overseeing Dalio investment in schools would be exempt from ethics, disclosure laws – CTMirror.org

06/03/19 – By Keith M. Phaneuf and Kathleen Megan Legislators learned Monday what conditions come with the $100 million contribution hedge fund giant Ray Dalio’s philanthropic foundation is making to Read More …

So You Want To Hire A New Superintendent: What Does The FOIA Permit (And Require)? – JD Supra

05/16/19 – By Pullman & Comley -School Law & Mark Sommaruga We are approaching a time of year where a board of education may have to deal with its long Read More …

UNDERSTANDING CONNECTICUT’S FOIA: Electronic participation by board members at meetings: When and how it can be “legal”? – JD Supra

01/11/19 – By Pullman & Comley A common problem for boards of education is getting enough members in attendance at a board meeting in order to have a quorum (usually, Read More …

FOI Commission admonishes municipalities for illegal meetings, illegal fees – Hartford Courant

11/15/18 – By Matthew Kauffman Shortly after the Bridgeport City Council’s budget committee opened its meeting last May, Councilwoman Jeannette Herron took up the first order of business with a Read More …