March 7, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | March 7, 2014 4:47pm
Despite requests to reschedule by open government groups, two legislative committees are poised to move forward with simultaneous public hearings Monday on the same proposal impacting public access to records.
March 6, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | March 6, 2014 4:07pm
Recommendations drafted after months of contentious meetings by a task force on balancing privacy and public disclosure will get public hearings in two key legislative committees Monday. Both hearings are currently scheduled for 1 p.m.
March 3, 2014
by Christine Stuart | March 3, 2014 12:44pm
February 27, 2014
by Christine Stuart | February 27, 2014 12:07pm
February 23, 2014
by James H. Smith | February 23, 2014 11:11pm
February 20, 2014
by Don DeCesare | February 20, 2014 10:11am
The strong, specific recommendations of the Connecticut Task Force on Victim Privacy & The Public’s Right to Know have now been submitted to the legislative leadership. The votes for them were overwhelmingly affirmative, no less than 14-3 in a group where many observers thought the split would likely, at best, be 9-8.
Tags: Don DeCesare, Right to Know, FOIA, Sandy Hook, task force
February 14, 2014
by Terry D. Cowgill | February 14, 2014 5:30am
The cause of freedom of information in Connecticut went through a bleak period last year. The ghastly school massacre in Newtown had prompted frantic lawmakers to pass laws restricting FOI in the dead of night and without public hearings. And just when open-government advocates thought things had quieted down, along came the “Task Force on Victim Privacy and the Public’s Right to Know.”
by Hugh McQuaid | February 14, 2014 5:30am
February 3, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | February 3, 2014 12:00pm
Proposals to change the Freedom of Information Act are on the legislative table again this year in addition to the recommendations of the recently-concluded task force on privacy and public disclosure.
January 20, 2014
by Christine Stuart | January 20, 2014 5:30am