FOIA pledge garners more signatures, but none locally

A pledge circulated by advocates of government transparency to garner support for the state’s Freedom of Information Act has yielded additional signatures since it was reissued earlier this month.

None of the latest round of signatures came from New London or Windham counties.

Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman is one of 10 elected officials to add their name to the pledge, which was created by the nonprofit Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information, founded in 1955. It asked respondents to vow to support the state’s Freedom of Information Act and to do whatever they could “to require that any proposals to weaken or impair the FOI Act be presented for debate at public hearings before any action is taken on them.” Continue>>>