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.
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Opinion from New Haven Register:
You know the barriers to public records are getting beyond ludicrous when genealogists and Civil War researchers are considered enemies of the state.
This is just a taste of more to come. It’s looking more and more like Last Rites time for Freedom of Information in Connecticut.
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From The Middletown Press:
(Nov 10, 2012) – The Region 13 school district was the second slowest in the state to respond to a request for a copy of the superintendent’s contract in a recent test done by three daily newspapers.
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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.
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From The Register Citizen:
The big surprise at the special session of the General Assembly Tuesday was a sentence that would have given companies looking for state grants a broad exemption from making public any records that could adversely affect their financial interest.
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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
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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.
Read More… from Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission Annual Conference—April 3, 2012