NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for August 24, 2012

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:

Judge to hear arguments in public records dispute

DOVER — A Superior Court judge has scheduled oral arguments in a case that will determine if a Kent County sewer and water utility is subject to Delaware’s public records law or if the entity can continue to keep its detailed financial and operational documents private.


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.


City representative wins FOI complaint against ethics board

From Stamford Advocate:

The state Freedom of Information Commission ordered Board of Ethics members to undergo Freedom of Information training after ruling the board's hearing panel improperly entered an executive session during a May 2011 meeting.