State legislature considers limiting dissemination of voter information – Waterbury Republican-American

02/29/2020 – By Paul Hughes HARTFORD — State lawmakers are considering voter privacy protections that trouble open government advocates and the state Freedom of Information Commission. (Read More)

Minority legislators are silent on the unaccountability of police – Journal Inquirer

02/26/2020 – By Chris Powell Black and Hispanic state legislators often complain about the need for more accountability from the police, but like their colleagues in the General Assembly they Read More …

Connecticut schools can’t claim employee misconduct records are FERPA protected, FOI commission rules – Student Press Law Center

02/25/2020 – By Cameren Boatner The Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission, an administrative agency that enforces open record laws, unanimously decided on Feb. 13 that schools cannot withhold educator misconduct Read More …

Shelton school board to get Freedom of Information lesson to settle complaint – CT Post

02/23/2020 – By Brian Gioiele SHELTON — The Board of Education has acknowledged that it violated state Freedom of Information rules at its Nov. 20 meeting and that it will Read More …

Witness, detective paint different pictures of cold case – Norwich Bulletin

02/21/2020 – By The Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A public hearing surrounding an unsolved homicide case shed light on the current status of the investigation, with the son Read More …

Mike Savino: A win for disclosure in Connecticut – Waterbury Republican-American

02/23/2020 – By Mike Savino On Feb. 13 the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission ordered the state police to undergo training on the state’s open-government laws because of frequent violations. Read More …

Dave Collins: Lamont’s port authority spending lavishly in FOI fight – The Day, New London

02/20/2020 – By Dave Collins I was startled, when I turned up at a Freedom of Information Commission hearing room Thursday for an airing of one of my FOI requests, Read More …

Lawmaker Seeks To Get Rid of $20 Copying Fee – CTNewsJunkie.com

01/24/2020 – By Christine Stuart HARTFORD — The first piece of publicly available legislation for the 2020 session seeks to eliminate a $20 fee that cities and towns can charge Read More …

Hearst papers: State’s list of weapons-using criminals is secret – New Haven Register

01/26/2020 – By Ken Dixon It’s a daily routine in courtrooms throughout the state, when Superior Court judges pronounce criminal sentences. Penalties for a variety of 42 crimes involving guns Read More …

Dear FOI commissioners: Please make port authority comply – The Day

01/21/2020 – By David Collins The Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission is scheduled to consider at its meeting Wednesday a complaint I filed in August requesting emails between the Connecticut Read More …