Saturday, April 30, 2016

#FOI Madness in #CT: Bludgeoning Public’s #RightToKnow


  • Government officials getting away with keeping the public’s work secret

  • As part of an effort to close a projected $930 million hole in the fiscal year 2017 budget (which starts July 1)–a hole that represents approximately 5% of the state’s $19.9 billion annual budget–state Democrats proposed a budget that would cut the Freedom of Information Commission’s budget by nearly 20%.
  • Struggling to Meet Mandate & Facing 20 Percent Cut

  • Unacceptable:
    Backlog of More than 1,000 Cases

  • Violating Independence of Watchdog Agency

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