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Meriden attempts second appeal of FOIC ruling – Meriden Record-Journal

03/07/18 – By Leigh Tauss MERIDEN — The city is attempting a second appeal of a Freedom of Information Commission ruling that city leaders violated open meeting laws during the 2016 search for a new city manager, a decision that a state superior court upheld in January. [Read More]

Editorial: Freedom should be free – Darien Times

03/08/18 – By Susan Shultz As we welcome March, we once again welcome Sunshine Week, beginning this Sunday, March 11. Sunshine Week celebrates the Freedom of Information Act. [Read More]  

Public’s Right to Know Should Include Government Use of Algorithms – CFOG News Release

03/13/18 – The Connecticut Foundation for Open Government has released a policy paper calling for elected officials and the public to consider the connection between proprietary computer algorithms owned or used by government and the public’s right to know what its government is doing. CFOG White Paper – Government Algorithms and the Public’s Right to […]

State law proposed in reaction to Trump commission – Waterbury Republican-American

03/04/18 – By Bill Bittar HARTFORD — President Donald Trump’s advisory commission on election integrity requested voter information from all 50 states, leading to thousands of complaints to Secretary of the State Denise Merrill’s office from residents concerned over the release of their personal information. Merrill also received calls from people contacted by Tom Alciere, a […]

Supreme Court Justices Grill Attorneys In Sandy Hook Records Case – Hartford Courant

03/01/18 – By Matthew Kauffman When Adam Lanza was in fifth grade, he created an eight-chapter booklet about a brutal gun-toting woman and her son, who attacked children, soldiers and eventually, each other. Years later, Lanza built a meticulously detailed spreadsheet of mass murders around the world, one more window into the obsession with violence that he […]

Committee Seeks To Retain Public Access To Commission – CTNewsJunkie.com

03/01/18 – By Christine Stuart HARTFORD, CT — Lawmakers will get their first look at the recommendations from the Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth on Thursday afternoon, but some want to know more about how the commission arrived at its conclusions. [Read More]