Former Gov. John Rowland’s consulting job with the Waterbury Chamber
of Commerce was funded by that city’s taxpayers, but documents
pertaining to his work with the private group are not public records, a
hearing officer for the state Freedom of Information Commission said in
a proposed final decision last week. A hearing in front of the full commission is scheduled for May 8, according to Andy Thibault, who has spearheaded the complaint.
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