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mySidewalk partners with the White House on its open data initiative

October 11, 2016 12:35 PM

Kansas City tech firm mySidewalk is working with the White House. 

The firm on Friday announced its participation in The Opportunity Project, an initiative that will use open data in efforts to expand opportunity for all. Read more »



Leaked Clinton Email Shows Campaign Wanted All Lawmakers To Make Their Emails Public

October 11, 2016 12:27 PM

WASHINGTON ― Hillary Clinton’s campaign team once considering trying to recruit an ally on Capitol Hill to introduce a bill that would end the Freedom of Information Act exemption that applies to members of Congress. Read more »



2015 Traffic Fatalities Data Has Just Been Released: A Call to Action to Download and Analyze

September 1, 2016 4:58 PM

35,092.

That is the number of people who died on our nation’s highways in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2015. Your neighbor driving to work. Your niece walking to the park. Your brother biking home. Every day, nearly 100 people die from vehicle-related accidents. Continue...

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NJFOG Press Release: Spotswood School Board meeting minutes don’t make the grade, lawsuit claims

September 1, 2016 4:11 PM

An initial hearing will be held on September 28 in New Brunswick before Middlesex County Assignment Judge Travis L. Francis for a lawsuit alleging that the Spotswood Board of Education has violated the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA) and Open Public Records Act (OPRA). Read more »



New Jersey: State Supreme Court will hear S.J. open public records case

August 31, 2016 12:38 PM

The New Jersey Supreme Court decided it would hear a dispute between Galloway Township and the New Jersey public-records advocate and blogger John Paff over the state’s Open Public Records Act.

The conflict is over the access of electronic records under OPRA.

What is not in dispute is that Paff made an electronic request for information. Continue... Read more »



Missouri: Lawmakers need to clarify their role in Sunshine Law, auditor finds

August 31, 2016 12:30 PM

Among the findings in the report released by the state auditor Monday, both the Missouri House and Senate were criticized for a lack of policy regarding open records. Read more »



How officials are trying to make open data gains last

August 31, 2016 12:24 PM

As the Obama administration comes to a close, the White House is seeking to highlight progress it's made to open and use data over the past eight years — while pushing those inside and outside government to continue the momentum. Read more »



FOIA case pits Indian tribe against CT Dept of Banking

August 30, 2016 3:09 PM

As the state battles an Oklahoma Indian tribe in court over the operation of its high-interest loan program, a second legal front has opened up over the alleged destruction of social media posts by the former top lawyer for the Department of Banking.

The legal wrangling opens a new area of law in the internet age, where regulators will have to determine when work-related social media posts become part of the public record. Continue... Read more »



DoD could get ‘blank check’ to deny FOIA requests, groups say

August 30, 2016 2:42 PM

Almost 40 interest groups are appealing to Congress to nix a provision in a defense policy bill that would give the Pentagon more control over what information it wants to release to the public. Read more »



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