Posts For Category: "connecticut open records"

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 […]

FOI Commission closes investigation – The Southington Observer

02/21/18 – By Sheridan Cyr The State of Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission approved the report of the hearing officer as-written, and that marked the end of the state’s investigation into a complaint filed on Aug. 7, 2017 by former Board of Finance member and local Democrat John Moise against the Southington Town Council. [Read […]

Judge upholds FOI decision; City Council may appeal – Record-Journal

02/21/18 – By Leigh Tauss MERIDEN — The City Council is deliberating whether to appeal a recent Supreme Court decision to uphold a Freedom of Information Commission ruling that councilors violated the state’s open meeting requirements while discussing a city manager search in early 2016. [Read More]

Malloy’s Frivolous Spending Contradicts Claims of Crisis – Journal Inquirer

02/21/18 – By Chris Powell KEEP VOTER ROLLS PUBLIC: Voter registration data is crucial to the integrity of elections. You can’t tell if elections are honest if you can’t tell who voted. But Secretary of the State Denise Merrill wants to conceal much of this data in the name of protecting voter privacy. [Read More […]

Colchester woman was deemed at high risk of suicide prior to prison hanging – The Day

02/19/18 – By Karin Florin A 32-year-old Colchester woman who was deemed to have a high risk of suicide by nursing staff at the Janet S. York Correctional Institution in December 2016, used a bedsheet to hang herself just three hours after she was transferred from a medical ward into the general population, according to […]

FOI hearing officer: Wallingford Center Inc. is a public agency; organization won’t appeal – MyRecordJournal.com

WALLINGFORD — Wallingford Center Inc. will not appeal a proposed decision by the state Freedom of Information Commission thats finds the organization is a public agency and subject to the Freedom of Information Act. “We will comply with the decision,” WCI President Steven Lazarus said Wednesday. “… Frankly, the process has been a distraction to doing the work that is […]

Fee for Connecticut court documents among highest in state – The Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Copying public documents in Connecticut courts can be an expensive proposition at $1 a page, a fee set by state law that is double what cities and towns can charge and quadruple the rate collected by state agencies. While high-priced lawyers may not think twice about the fee, it can be […]

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Copying public documents in Connecticut courts can be an expensive proposition at $1 a page, a fee set by state law that is double what cities and towns can charge and quadruple the rate collected by state agencies. While high-priced lawyers may not think twice about the fee, it can be a bank account drainer […]

Column: Why the cloak of secrecy? – MyRecordJournal.com

If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it is, for all intents and purposes, a duck. That’s the Duck Test, which is being applied right now at both the local and state levels. In Wallingford, Town Councilor Craig Fishbein has asked the state Freedom of Information Commission […]

Support bill to restore public right to arrest details – CTPost.com

Until last summer, police in Connecticut had to provide information about arrests or prove why that information should not be public. But a state Supreme Court ruling in July turned that bedrock principle upside down. The court basically gave police full power to withhold much detail about arrests until the case is closed, which could take […]