Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information

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Advocates argue budget threatens CT’s right-to-know agency

Thomas A. Hennick

Both the state Freedom of Information Commission and the state’s leading right-to-know advocacy group warned Friday that a proposed 20 percent budget cut for the commission — and the possible transfer of its public information officer into Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s office — could greatly weaken state government transparency. Continue Reading →

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House OKs stronger FOI access to arrest records

Connecticut Supreme Court.

The House of Representatives unanimously voted Friday for legislation that would declare arrest reports to be public documents under the Freedom of Information Act, reversing a major element of a Connecticut Supreme Court decision. Continue Reading →

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Op-Ed: Too few CT lawmakers have signed FOI pledge

Interested in preserving the public’s access to government information seems to have waned significantly among Connecticut lawmakers since former Gov. Ella Grasso first signed ground-breaking FOI legislation into law. More incumbent legislators should be signing the pledge to protect the public’s right to know. Continue Reading →

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