Judy Woodruff of PBS NewsHour to Receive Walter Cronkite Award April 7

The Connecticut Foundation for Open Government is excited to announce that Judy Woodruff, the highly respected managing editor and anchor of PBS NewsHour, will be honored with CFOG’s Walter Cronkite Read More …

CT Agencies — Mostly in Secret — Use Computers to Make Critical Decisions; Agencies Stonewall Public Requests to Reveal How The Work is Done

Three major CT state agencies have used automated software programs, called algorithms, to make policy decisions affecting school funding, removing children from families, and hiring state workers, but are unable Read More …

CFOG Presents: The Stories Behind the Biggest Stories of 2021

For the sixth straight year, the Connecticut Foundation for Open Government (CFOG) will convene a panel of top Connecticut journalists discussing how they landed the major news stories of 2021. Read More …

Former Meriden City Manager’s Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Settled for $705,000 – Meriden Record-Journal

10/14/2021 By Michael Gagner MERIDEN — The City Council agreed to pay $705,000 to settle a federal lawsuit filed against the city by its former City Manager Guy Scaife, according Read More …

New award named for Conn. freedom of information advocate – CT Post

07/02/2021 – Staff Reports The Connecticut Foundation for Open Government on Friday announced it has created an award named for the founding executive director of the state’s Freedom of Information Read More …

Judge orders West Haven to release documents to man incarcerated for home invasion – New Haven Register

07/01/2021 – By Brian Zahn WEST HAVEN — Following an order by a magistrate judge to produce documents, the city said it has turned over material to an incarcerated man Read More …

New freedom of information award announced – The Day

07/01/21 – By Taylor Hartz A new annual award recognizing those who work toward transparency in government was announced by the Connecticut Foundation for Open Government this week, named in Read More …

Lawmakers call for reform after Hearst Connecticut investigation of police misconduct – New Haven Register

06/30/21 – By Bill Cummings State lawmakers and activists say a Hearst Connecticut Media Group investigation into the shadowy and often lenient world of police discipline highlighted how more reform Read More …

Lamont team favored rich utilities as New London sought better host deal on State Pier – The Day

06/26/21 – By David Collins I learned from a review of 2020 emails, obtained through a Freedom of Information request, some interesting things related to Gov. Ned Lamont’s generous rebuilding Read More …

Regulating Big Tech: The Limits of Free Speech on Social Media

In case you missed last weeks program with The Connecticut Mirror: Regulating Big Tech: The Limits of Free Speech on Social Media – YouTube