The Day: Thin excuses for keeping the public in the dark

From the Day, New London 01/22/2023 At a Jan. 3 proceeding conducted by a Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission hearing officer, an attorney for the Connecticut Port Authority was pressed Read More …

Wielding FOI Act, columnist Collins made his mark – The Day, New London

By Brian Hallenback 01/21/23 For David Collins, The Day’s columnist, 2022 was a typically impactful year. He weighed in on the Connecticut Port Authority’s role in transforming State Pier in Read More …

Video taken at town halls fails as citizen journalism – Journal Inquirer

By Chris Powell 01/09/2023 Because of the First Amendment, anyone in the United States can be a journalist at any time — no training or licensing required. Because of Connecticut’s Read More …

Stamford Democrats to Interview Candidates for Open Seat on Board of Ed – CT Examiner

By Angela Carella 01/06/2023 Paul Arvoy is the father of four children who went through Stamford Public Schools, and a fifth who is in high school now. Arvoy, himself a Read More …

Lamont’s corruption-plagued port authority still fighting transparency – The Day, New London

By David Collins 01/07/2023 You would think that Gov. Ned Lamont, with his administration under multiple criminal investigations focused on hundreds of millions of dollars in public spending, would try Read More …

Check out the winners of the First Pearlman FOI Award

The Connecticut Foundation for Open Government (CFOG) is pleased to announce that a former state comptroller, a state official, a clinic at Yale Law School and a columnist for The Read More …

Feds conduct wide-ranging criminal investigation of port authority – The Day

08/18/2022 By David Collins A federal grand jury has subpoenaed six years of Connecticut Port Authority records pertaining to a wide-ranging investigation of the quasi-public agency’s business, from its comprehensive Read More …

Adventures In ‘Open’ Government: Derby Needs A FOI Refresher – Valley Independent Sentinel

08/16/2022 By Eugene Driscoll DERBY — Derby government needs to take a refresher course about the Freedom of Information Act. The city also needs to come up with a simple written policy that gives Read More …

Old Saybrook appeals state order to release former cop’s exit interview – New Haven Register

08/14/2022 By Meghan Friedmann A state order for the disclosure of an Old Saybrook police officer’s exit interview is facing a legal challenge. The Old Saybrook Police Department has filed Read More …