Local legislative candidates sign FOI pledge

A number of local legislators have signed a pledge to keep the state’s Freedom of Information law intact, but most of those same legislators voted to weaken the law after the Sandy Hook school shooting.

In October the Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information sent out a pledge to incumbent elected officials and candidates requesting that they support the FOI law, the independence of the FOI commission and require a public hearing for any bills that would weaken the law.

The council is a non-profit organization.The state’s FOI law exempts a host of documents including certain records related to medical information, police investigations, and state secrets. Continue>>>