Connecticut bill would limit public access to records of Sandy Hook shooting

From Daily News:  A bill crafted in secret by Connecticut’s chief prosecutor,governor’s office and legislators would prevent the release of some Newtown school shooting investigation records, including crime scene photos and videos and 911 recordings.

A draft of the proposal was released by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s office Wednesday afternoon, a day after the Hartford Courant reported on the efforts to create the bill.



FOIA complaint filed after City of Waterbury refuses to release John Rowland records

From Connecticut 5th District:

The New Haven Register and Register Citizen filed a complaint with the State Freedom of Information Commission Friday afternoon over the city of Waterbury’s refusal to release documents related to former Gov. John Rowland‘s work as a taxpayer-funded economic development coordinator.


Connecticut newspaper files FOI complaints against Board of Education

From The Westerly Sun

N. STONINGTON — The Westerly Sun has filed a Freedom of Information Act complaint against the Board of Education, alleging two violations. The complaint alleges that the board failed to give the public the required 24-hour notice of a meeting, and that its members cast anonymous votes on paper ballots.


NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for April 27, 2012

With a remix of the tried and true FOI Friday, we hereby introduce NFOIC's State FOIA Friday, available same time (Fridays) and same station (NFOIC's blog) with a few state FOIA and local open government news items selected from many of interest that we might or might not have drawn attention to earlier in the week:

Dallas police defend email retention policy


Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission Annual Conference—April 3, 2012

From Shipman & Goodwin

Sessions during the all-day affair will focus on questions about the juxtaposition between open government and economic development.  Those conference sessions will explore the fact that Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Act presumes access to the public’s business and the fact that economic development negotiations can crave secrecy.