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IL AG: Waukegan violated law in denying FOIA request about District 60 superintendent's missing file

September 19, 2017 4:01 PM

Waukegan city officials violated the state's open records law by withholding a police report concerning Waukegan District 60 superintendent's missing personnel file, the Illinois Attorney General's office ruled September 18. Read more...

Senate Passes OPEN Government Data Act

September 19, 2017 9:12 AM

Senate passed the Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary (OPEN) Government Data Act, championed by Senators Ben Sasse (R-NE) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) on September 18. Read more...

House goes to court to protect secrecy of records

September 18, 2017 6:03 PM

The House of Representatives is taking legal action to make sure that federal agencies don’t release congressional records to the public through the Freedom of Information Act. Read more »


Multiple States try to block access to public records

September 18, 2017 2:21 PM

In February, Arkansas lawmakers marked the 50-year anniversary of the Freedom of Information Act with a resolution calling it “a shining example of open government” that had ensured access to vital public records for generations. Read more »

Changes are coming to Hawaii’s records and open meeting laws

September 15, 2017 11:36 AM

 Changes are coming to Hawaii’s records and open meeting laws, affecting how people can find out about public meetings as well as how much they’ll pay for public records.

Changes to the Sunshine Law, governing public notice of meetings and meeting minutes, are legislated in Act 64, passed unanimously by the state Legislature and signed by Gov. David Ige earlier this year. It goes into effect July 1. Read more »

Colorado Transparency News – Sep. 13, 2017

September 14, 2017 1:53 PM

The latest news in Colorado transparency from NFOIC member Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition (CFOIC). Read more...

Editorial – Lawmakers can’t justify self-serving secrecy

September 14, 2017 9:18 AM


It shouldn’t be necessary, but 10 news organizations, including The Spokesman-Review, are suing the Washington Legislature because it won’t release information that other politicians must divulge. Read more »

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