It’s wrong to think that any modification to the Freedom of Information Act poses a threat to the free press or our First Amendment rights.
The state’s partnership with Ray Dalio’s philanthropic group might be exempt from FOI laws, but the AG says lawmakers on the board are not.
WASHINGTON –Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Tuesday said he will spearhead an effort to sue for documents relating to Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s tenure in the White House. “We are going to be going to court sometime this week to compel compliance with our FOIA request,” Blumenthal said at a press conference in Hartford.
In a proposed ruling, a Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission hearing officer has determined the Insurance Department failed to prove the records were exempt from disclosure and has recommended a rare civil fine against Commissioner Katharine Wade. The commission is scheduled to consider the case June 28.
In recognition of National Sunshine Week, here are the first Secrecy in Government Awards offered by the board of directors of the nonprofit Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information.
Five years ago it wasn’t against the law in Connecticut to get historical records. Now, after the mental health community’s end run around proper legislative practice, it is time to once again enable our historians and researchers and poets and biographers access to the information they need to explain who we are to each other.