House approves bill creating panel to study mandatory public comment periods – The Day, New London

05/05/2023 By Brian Hallenbeck May 5—Connecticut’s House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill this week that would establish a task force to study requiring public comment periods at meetings of Read More …

Freedom of Information Under Threat in Connecticut – Law.com

05/03/2023 By Connecticut Law Tribune Editorial Board This started out as a great year for Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Act, but now it’s in trouble. In February, investigative reporters at Read More …

CT Viewpoints: Stop CT’s attack on its own accountability and transparency – CT Mirror

05/03/2023 By Justin Goodman Shame on Connecticut legislators for advancing a misguided bill (SB 1153) to exempt the University of Connecticut and other state institutions from the open records law Read More …

Bridgeport’s attempt to comply with transparency law may not be legal, experts say – Connecticut Post

05/02/2023 By Brian Lockhart, Jacqueline Rabe Thomas, and Joshua Eaton BRIDGEPORT — In an effort to comply with a state transparency law it has long flouted, Mayor Joe Ganim’s administration Read More …

Michele Jacklin: Nix these new restraints on Connecticut’s FOI Act – Connecticut Mirror

04/26/2023 By Michele Jacklin The silence has been deafening. Curiously so. As state lawmakers continue to hack away at Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Act, the response from members of the Read More …

David Collins: New London to fight FOI Commission’s order to release police body cam video – The Day, New London

04/26/2023 By David Collins At about the same time New London began to dig in its heels over my body cam footage request, Stonington announced it had assigned a staff Read More …

Stories being re-aired by CT-N on March 6 at 7:30 a.m. and throughout next week between legislative business

If you or your friends missed the Connecticut Foundation for Open Government’s “Stories Behind the Big Stories” event last month, you can watch it on Monday, March 6 at 7:30 Read More …

How to Access Public Records and Public Meetings

Kate Farrish, a CFOG board member and an assistant professor of journalism at Central Connecticut State University, is inviting people who are in the New Britain area on Wednesday, March Read More …

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 …