Posts For Category: "Connecticut Freedom of Information Act"

Norfolk to host FOI seminar – The Register Citizen

02/23/18 – Staff Reports NORFOLK — Tom Hennick, Public Information Officer from the Freedom of Information Commission, will be holding an Informational Seminar on Thursday, March 15 at 7 p.m., at Norfolk Town Hall, 19 Maple Ave. to discuss FOI laws and new legislation. A Q&A session will follow. Members of area town boards, commissions […]

State To Release Internal Affairs Reports On Troopers In Controversial Videotaped Arrest – Hartford Courant

10/31/17 – By Mikaela Porter Officials said Tuesday they would release portions of internal affairs reports on three state troopers who were videotaped discussing what to charge an East Hartford man protesting a DUI checkpoint in West Hartford in 2015. [Read More]

Hearing held on FOI complaint – Citizen’s News

02/06/16 – By Elio Gugliotti, Editor Officials argued their cases Monday related to a Freedom of Information complaint filed by Beacon Falls First Selectman Chris Bielik against the Region 16 Board of Education. The complaint centers on a vote taken by the Board of Education, which oversees schools in Beacon Falls and Prospect, at an […]

OP-ED | FOI Norwalk Style and No Violins For Shankar – CT News Junkie

02/05/16 – By Terry Cowgill Of all the issues that arise in national, state and municipal government, few of them raise my hackles like public officials who try to block access to information that should be available to the public. [Read More]

OP-ED | Keep An Eye Out for Mischief in Implementer When It Comes to Transparency – CTNewsJunkie.com

By Sarah Darer Littman According to the CT General Assembly website, an implementer is a “bill that changes statutes to put into effect or ‘implement’ the provisions of the adopted state budget.” That’s in theory. In practice, it’s when all sorts of “rats” get stuffed into a take-it-or-leave-it bill. It was through the 2010 implementer […]

Stamford officials to be schooled on state FOI laws – Stamford Advocate

As part of the fallout from a Freedom of Information complaint against the city, an open-records expert will visit Stamford on Thursday so board and commission members can bone up on their legal responsibilities. Thomas Hennick, a public education officer for the Freedom of Information Commission, will brief city lawmakers and other officials on the […]

FOI Commission orders release of Haberek text messages – The Day

Hartford — The Freedom of Information Commission unanimously ruled in favor of The Day on Wednesday and ordered the town of Stonington to release the remainder of the text messages requested by the newspaper from former First Selectman Ed Haberek’s town-issued BlackBerry device. The commission upheld a hearing officer’s recommendation that a transcript of roughly […]

More charter schools? Education Committee leaves decision to budget panel – The CT Mirror

Lawmakers on the legislature’s Education Committee have decided not to take a position on whether new charter schools should open in the state over the next two years. The committee instead decided Friday to leave the question up to the General Assembly’s budget-writing Appropriations Committee. In a near-unanimous vote, committee members also decided that the management organizations that run […]

More charter schools? Education Committee leaves decision to budget panel – The CT Mirror

Lawmakers on the legislature’s Education Committee have decided not to take a position on whether new charter schools should open in the state over the next two years. The committee instead decided Friday to leave the question up to the General Assembly’s budget-writing Appropriations Committee. In a near-unanimous vote, committee members also decided that the management organizations that run […]

Bill To Make UConn Foundation Subject To FOI Laws Dies – Hartford Courant

HARTFORD — A committee failed to vote Monday to force the UConn Foundation to be subject to the state’s Freedom of Information Act — effectively killing the bill. The government administration and elections committee held a hearing on the bill recently, but it was not placed on the agenda Monday by the Democratic-controlled committee. Foundation […]