NFOIC's State FOIA Friday Archives

Below are links to past editions of State FOIA FridayClick heading for full edition; descriptions include keywords or headlines. We will add to the archive with every new edition.--eds.

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November 2013

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for November 22, 2013:
articles: Minnesota high court: Business not subject to open-records laws ... N.M. Judge says state can keep audit secret ... Wyo. Supreme Court hears arguments in records case involving frack chemical trade secrets ... Colorado couple sues town for records in February police shooting ... Journalism background expected to serve new asst. attorney general in Washington well ... Vanderbilt rape records request denied again, Tennessee ... Clinton records trial delayed to Jan. 30, IA ... Conservative thinktank wants emails of outspoken UNC law professor ... Another View: FOIA fixes would help, Michigan ... PA local agencies may have violated law ... Sterling cancels mediation hearing in FL public records case ... University of Central Florida ignores FOIA request ... CT lawmaker scrambles after political consulting revelations ... Idaho open government group objects to closed Twin Falls meetings ... keywords: Colorado Open Records Act ... Connecticut Freedom of Information Act ... exemptions ... Florida Sunshine Law ... Florida public records ... FOIA exemptions ... FOIA litigation ... Idaho open government ... Iowa freedom of information ... Michigan Freedom of Information Act ... Minnesota Data Practices Act ... Minnesota transparency ... New Mexico Foundation for Open Government ... New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act ... North Carolina Public Records Law ... Pennsylvania Right to Know law ... public records lawsuits ... Tennessee freedom of information ... trade secrets ... Washington open government ... Wyoming open government ...

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for November 15, 2013:
articles: R.I. activist files open-records complaint in search for information on payments made to House Speaker Fox ... Ombudsman warns ruling could lead to Iowa open meeting violations ... N.J. court upholds OPRA request by Northern Valley Regional parents ... Editorial: Public has a right to yawn ... Editorial: Bringing Mass. into the digital age ... Limits on fees for public records passed by Michigan House committee ... News groups appeal order to seal court records, Idaho ... Former Washington auditor calls for public access to records ... Tennessee DCS posts documents relating to child deaths ... Will open data make Honolulu gov’t more transparent? ... Duffey looks to streamline access to public records in Ohio ... Groveland Mayor Jim Gearhart quits amid Sunshine-law probe ... Florida appeals court rules teacher data is public record ... keywords: court records ... Florida Sunshine Law ... Hawaii open government ... Idaho transparency ... Iowa open government ... Massachusetts Public Records Law ... Michigan Freedom of Information Act ... Michigan legislature ... New Hampshire Right to Know Law ... New Jersey Open Public Records Act ... Ohio open government ... Ohio Public Records Act ... open data ... open government data ... public records lawsuits ... Rhode Island open government ... State FOIA Friday ... Tennessee open government ... Washington open government ...

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for November 8, 2013:
articles: Brevard corruption case morphs into public records battle ... Florida investigation highlights public-records conflict ... Editorial: Expanded open records law key to restoring Penn State's credibility: Lowman S. Henry ... Jacksonville judge hears arguments over public records access in Dunn case ... Documents show no actual threat of litigation ... Big Isle committee rejects Hawaii Sunshine Law change ... Elliot Spitzer ‘necessary party’ to FOIA action filed by former AIG officer, N.Y. App. Ct. Rules ... Judge finds Mississippi auditor defied her public records order; AG Jim Hood appeals to keep DMR records secret ... Elbridge village denies request to make public resolution suspending fire chief ... University of Central Florida: Fraternity discipline records protected by FERPA ... PA. Office of Open Records sides with Times Leader ... Nebraska lawmakers set to double-team records of arena board ... Investigator: Missing Utah AG records 'troubling' ... keywords: Florida open government ... Florida public records ... Florida Sunshine Law ... FOIA litigation ... Georgia open government ... Hawaii transparency ... Mississippi public records ... Nebraska transparency ... New York open government ... Pennsylvania Office of Open Records ... Pennsylvania Right to Know law ... public records lawsuits ... State FOIA Friday ... Utah open government ...

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October 2013

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for October 25, 2013:
articles: OU student sues school over refusal to release parking-ticket records ... Kohr's Frozen Custard failed electrical inspection before boardwalk fire (N.J.) ... Treehouse dispute spurs Florida Sunshine Law investigation ... Wisconsin court rejects state's argument that media shouldn't intervene in 'John Doe' case ... Editorial: Delaware Chancery Court process should be open to public ... Indiana Board of Education member asking court to dismiss Glenda Ritz's lawsuit ... Secrecy surrounds fraud allegations in New Mexico mental health audit ... Editorial: Open records law should apply to Penn State, other taxpayer-supported institutions ... Proposal would allow Florida universities to withhold names of candidates for top jobs ... Penn State record access debated ... South Dakota newspaper presses FOIA fight for food stamp payment data ... Open records at issue in Detroit conference ... keywords: Court of Chancery ... Delaware open government ... Florida Sunshine Law ... Indiana open government ... Michigan Freedom of Information Act ... New Jersey transparency ... New Mexico open government ... Oklahoma open government ... Oklahoma Open Records Act ... Pennsylvania Right to Know law ... public records lawsuits ... public universities ... redactions ... South Dakota public records ... Wisconsin Public Records Law ...

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for October 18, 2013:
articles: Ruling gives Washington governor's office 'Nixon-style' executive shield ... Connecticut task force divided on privacy concerns ... Editorial: 911 transcripts are closed records in S.D. ... Officials jack up charges to keep public records from being released ... Indiana AG: Public should have access to death certificates ... Public records key to Ohio high school newspaper's scoop in story about on-campus sexual assault ... Michigan house bills seek lower FOIA costs ... Greenville (Mich.) settles FOIA lawsuit with Eureka ... Ruling gives Washington governor's office 'Nixon-style' executive shield ... keywords: 911 calls ... California Public Records Act ... Connecticut Freedom of Information Act ... death certificates ... executive privilege ... Georgia open records ... Indiana open records ... Michigan Freedom of Information Act ... Ohio Public Records Act ... Oregon Public Records Act ... police records ... privacy ... public records fees ... South Dakota open government ... Washington open government ...

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for October 11, 2013:
articles: Michigan lawmakers approve new limits on public records, remove controversial 'journalist' definition ... Lawsuit over mug-shot web sites captures a public records dilemma, Ohio ... Times-News co-sponsors Idaho open government workshop ... Texas appeals court hears Bexar open records case ... Editorial: N.M. Governor must be more open about travel ... Sarasota development review panel to meet in sunshine ... Wis. Senate sends AG ‘sunshine’ legislation to governor ... Vermont announces 'open data' pilot project ... Hendersonville (Tennessee) public records ordinance clears hurdle ... Asheville, Buncombe (NC) crime databases offer access to public records ... Who’s got that public record you want? Louisiana government begins to comply with new law ... Spokane (Washington) Public Schools to pay $130,000 in public records dispute ... Mich. bills to limit access to juvenile records, accident reports move forward ... Vermont gun group responds to Burlington rejection with second FOIA ... Former Polk County deputy suing sheriff over public records ... Idaho judge rules against media groups in hospital case ... keywords: Florida open government ... Florida open records ... Florida Sunshine Law ... Idaho open government ... louisiana open government ... Michigan FOIA ... mugshots ... New Mexico transparency ... North Carolina Public Records Law ... Ohio open records law ... open government data ... police records ... public records lawsuits ... State FOIA Friday ... Tennessee freedom of information ... Texas open government ... Vermont open government ... Washington freedom of information ... Wisconsin open government ...

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for October 4, 2013:
articles: The Journal News sues Putnam County over gun records ... Iowa Public Information Board to wait before asking lawmakers to tweak law ... Red flags missed as St. Louis County health official collected $3.4 million for his company ... Judge says Coliseum panel apparently violated California's open-meeting law ... Group asks judge to reject Sen. Leah Vukmir's open records exemption claim ... Continued FOIA requests weighing on Belding (Michigan) city manager ... Cuccinelli: Open government, then fight health law (Virginia) ... Fired CEO OF the New Mexico Finance Authority files public records lawsuit ... Oakland, Code for America unveil public records program ... Shoreline Coalition for Open Government launches ... Oakmont (Ohio) talks behind closed doors on proposed gas station ... Story County (Iowa) fights the fed to release public records ... Manhattan Beach (Ca.) city council oks remaining open government initiatives ... Texas using custom-made drug to execute criminals: FOIA request ... keywords: California Brown Act ... California open data ... email records ... Iowa open records ... journalism ... Michigan FOIA ... Missouri Sunshine Law ... New Mexico open government ... New York open government ... Pennsylvania transparency ... public records lawsuits ... State FOIA Friday ... Texas open records ... Virginia open government ... Washington open government ... Wisconsin Public Records Law ...

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September 2013

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for September 27, 2013:
articles: YH-R, TV stations earn Washington open government award ... Supreme Court agrees to hear arguments over Chicago’s red light program, FOIA and legal malpractice matters ... LSU board hit with penalty in public records case ... Beaver county (PA) stalls on public records request despite legal ruling ... Iowa free press and open government events scheduled for Oct. 3 ... Opinion: Another week, another dustup over public records issues in Ohio ... New York governor has work to do to keep transparency promise ... Bayonne must pay attorney fees in dispute over New Jersey OPRA requests ... Florida Public Defender under fire: New emails revealed ... Editorial: Keeping the spirit of FOIA strong (MI) ... keywords: Florida public records ... Illinois freedom of information act (FOIA) ... Iowa open government ... Louisiana Public Records Act ... Michigan Freedom of Information Act ... New Jersey Open Public Records Act ... New York open government ... Ohio Public Records Act ... Pennsylvania Right to Know law ... public officials emails ... public records lawsuits ... public universities ... Washington Coalition for Open Government ... washington open government awards ...

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for September 20, 2013:
articles: York (VA) supervisors' planned secret meetings with business execs raise questions ... Arizona Republic, 12 News sue for Yarnell records ... University of Washington fined $723,000 for withholding records ... The News Tribune wins Washington First Amendment award ... Springfield (IL) police chief says he resisted document destruction ... N.M. open government group sues to force audit release ... Local women's league sponsors FOIA forum (VA) ... Editorial: A victory for open government in Washington ... Future bright for open data movement (CA) ... Editorial: Open meetings should stay open (VA) ... keywords: Arizona public records ... California open data ... California open government ... New Mexico Foundation for Open Government ... New Mexico transparency ... open government data ... police records ... public records lawsuits ... Public university ... State FOIA Friday ... Virginia Freedom of Information Act ... Virginia open meetings law ... Washington open government awards ... Washington open meetings ... Washington Public Records Act ...

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for September 13, 2013:
articles: Baltimore city open data ... Iowa open meetings lawsuit details council actions ... Washington appeals court throws out $650,000 records ruling against DSHS ... Ohio counties, cities failing to obey public-records law, Yost says ... Opinion: Love Hawaii schools? Open the Department of Education's books ... California lawmakers put open-government measure on ballot ... Newly released public records from Northeast Florida Public Defender Matt Shirk show an office in crisis ... Arkansas FOIA Road Show clarifies law for many ... Editorial: Keep access to Wisconsin court records ... 'Absolutely ridiculous' demand that Davison go through Michigan Freedom of Information request for MDOT information has city leaders fuming ... 3 Seymour police commissioners violated Conn. FOI law, panel rules ... keywords: Arkansas Freedom of Information Act ... California Public Records Act ... Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission ... court records ... Florida open records ... FOIA audits ... FOIA litigation ... Hawaii transparency ... Iowa Open Meetings Act ... Maryland open government ... Michigan Freedom of Information Act ... Ohio Public Records Act ... open government data ... open government initiative ... public records lawsuits ... state decoded ... Washington freedom of information ... Wisconsin open government ...

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for September 6, 2013:
articles: Florida Sunshine Law proponents sue Groveland ... Filner aide suggested deleting certain public records, Calif. ... Wyoming governor's office releases about 17,000 pages of e-mails to superintendent Cindy Hill ... Conn. FOI lawyer: Release Newtown 911 calls ... Washington high court rules to release psychological report in Seattle slayings ... Ohio Supreme Court allows lawsuit over traffic stop dashcam video ... Opinion: Florida Public records, but not free ... Ohio patrol must prove records are exempt, justices rule ... WATCHDOG: South Dakota makes more info available online ... NM governor accused of open records violations ... keywords: 911 calls ... California Public Records Act ... Connecticut Freedom of Information Act ... dashcam videos ... email records ... florida public records ... Florida Sunshine Law ... New Mexico transparency ... Ohio Public Records Act ... open government data ... police records ... public records lawsuits ... South Dakota open records ... Washington Public Records Act ... Wyoming Open Records Act ...

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August 2013

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for August 30, 2013:
articles: Battle Ground (Wash.) school board violated the state's Open Public Meetings Act, expert claims ... San Mateo County debuts records database ... Florida governor appoints special prosecutor to investigate public defender's office ... Hanover County (Va.) supervisors want state agency to review Va.’s open meeting rules ... Eagan appointed chair of state Connecticut FOI commission ... Release of L.A. teachers' performance ratings delayed by judge ... Orange County Health Care Agency wants $54,371 to produce email records ... Court rules Atlantic City marketing arm not subject to public scrutiny ... keywords: California Brown Act ... California Public Records Act ... Connecticut Freedom of Information Act ... Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission ... Florida Sunshine Law ... New Jersey Open Public Records Act ... State FOIA Friday ... virginia FOIA ... Virginia Freedom of Information Act ... Washington Public Records Act ...

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for August 23, 2013:
articles: Battle to restrict Washington public records requests heats up ... California lawmakers to review public records bill ... Pennsylvania Supreme Court gives state judges power to rule over public records ... Concerns raised about membership of Connecticut panel ... Lawsuit filed over charge for public records in West Palm Beach ... Belgrade (Mont.) High School principal refuses to hand over public records ... Click Cable TV, broadcasters keep fees secret in Tacoma ... Macomb County (Mich.) board uses FOIA to get budget documents from county exec's office ... keywords: Washington Public Records Act, California Brown Act, California Public Records Act, Pennsylvania Right to Know Law, Pennsylvania Office of Open Records, Michigan FOIA, Montana Public Records Law, Florida Sunshine Law, State FOIA Friday ...

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for August 16, 2013:
articles: Indy district seeks records on takeover of schools ... Wyoming schools superintendent questions state's response time in public records request ... Editorial: FOIA records price reflects poorly on Hilton Head Island ... Slashing the cost of FOIA requests in Michigan ... Court sides mostly with University of Illinois Springfield in FOIA dispute ... Judge orders WVU Urgent Care to comply with FOIA request ... Exploring official corruption, records in New Mexico ... NY Safe Act requires Onondaga County to release many pistol permit holders' names, state official says ... keywords: Family Educational and Privacy Rights Act (FERPA), Indiana Access to Public Records Act, Michigan Freedom of Information Act, New York public records, New York Safe Act, South Carolina FOIA, South Carolina Freedom of Information Act, State FOIA Friday, West Virginia Freedom of Information Act, Wyoming Open Records Act ... 

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for August 9, 2013:
articles: Open-government groups fault Raimondo for withholding hedge-fund records from The Providence Journal … City of Springfield (Ill.) admits wrongdoing in FOIA case … City of Springfield (Ill.) admits wrongdoing in FOIA case … Opinion: Don't delay on records requests … Opinion: Keep lines of communication open … International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) files lawsuit against the Port of Portland ... Florida vendors fret over new public records requirements for state contracts … keywords: illinois freedom of information act (FOIA), illinois open meetings act, Oregon Public Records Act, Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act, State FOIA Friday, Wisconsin Public Records Law ...

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for August 2, 2013:
articles: Maine CDC official resigns over public records flap ... Privacy task force created after Newtown shooting begins work ... Public records flow slowly for San Diego mayor ... Iowa state law gives governor option to release records ... Oregon state Court of Appeals rules Department of Licensing owes penalties in public records case ... Dewey (Delaware) officials cleared in FIOA complaint ... Grand Rapids charity bin ban on private property spurred by a few documented complaints ... Supervisors pursue change in Virginia FOIA ... keywords: Connecticut Freedom of Information Act, Delaware Freedom of Information Act, Iowa Open Meetings Act, Iowa Public Records Law, Maine Freedom of Access Act, Michigan Freedom of Information Act, Virginia FOIA, Virginia Freedom of Information Act, State FOIA Friday ... 

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July 2013

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for July 26, 2013:
articles: Wisconsin DOJ sets 3 seminars on public records, meetings ... California appellate court again says all cops in pepper-spray incident must be named publicly ... Hanover County Board of Supervisors plans to ask the Virginia General Assembly to modify the state’s open meeting laws ... Making Maryland more transparent ... Open government in Texas is getting more open thanks to new state laws ... Illinois Appellate Court narrows Attorney General's FOIA opinion on communications on elected officials' private devices ... Seminar features overview, helpful tips on open government laws ... keywords:kansas open meetings act, Kansas open records act, Maryland Public Information Act, State FOIA Friday, Texas Open Meetings Act, virginia FOIA, Virginia Freedom of Information Act, Wisconsin Open Meetings Law, Wisconsin Public Records Law ...

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for July 19, 2013:
articles: Toledo mayor refuses to release a police department gang-turf map ... Oklahoma Corporation Commission to determine phone records privacy on a case-by-case basis ... Arkansas Secretary of State legal action questioned ... Second Amendment Foundation sues City of Seattle over withheld public records ... Open meetings, records act seminar slated for Kansas communities ... Survey finds U.S. counties leading the way with open government, citizen engagement and transparency ... Willows publisher wins appeal in school district public records case ... Records request unleashes cross-(Washington)-state criticism ... South Carolina Supreme Court allows radio host's public records lawsuit to proceed ... keywords: Arkansas FOIA, Kansas Open Meeting Act (KOMA), Ohio Public Records Act, Oklahoma open government, State FOIA Friday, Washington Public Records Act ...

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for July 12, 2013:
articles: The Advocate — Baton Rouge, Opinion: Overturn bad ethics law ... North Jersey Media Group sues Gov. Christie for public records ... Battle Ground (Wash.) school district may have violated state law ... FOI Oklahoma blog: Governor claims political influences on state policy should be kept secret ... Connecticut FOI advocate says law after Sandy Hook shootings protecting photos goes too far ... Man files FOIA lawsuit against Whitestone (N.Y.) over civic virtue ... Editorial: Public info belongs to the people of King County (Wash.) ... Hartford Courant Editorial: Who loses when the public's business is done in secret? keywords: Connecticut Freedom of Information Act ... Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission ... FOI Oklahoma Inc. ... New Jersey Open Public Records Act ... New York FOI Law ... Oklahoma Open Records Act ... washington coalition for open government ... Washington Public Records Act ... State FOIA Friday ...

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for July 5, 2013:
articles: N.D. government should be open … California Senate approves public records amendment … Town in Washington state must pay $538,555 in public records suit over e-mail metadata … Arkansas Secretary of State hit with FOIA lawsuit … Illinois Appellate Court tells city: Cough up public records … Don't exempt UW-Madison from records law … Groups urge Maine Supreme Court to keep 911 call records open … Vermont SOS announces Vt. State Archives opens state hospital records … Open government foundation hiring raises hackles … keywords: Arkansas FOIA ... California Public Records Act ... Maine Freedom of Access Act ... Maine Freedom of Information Coalition ... North Dakota open government ... State FOIA Friday ... Vermont Public records Law ... Washington Public Records Act ... Wisconsin Public Records Law

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June 2013

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for June 28, 2013:
articles: Acting ND University System chancellor says NDSU president emails are not gone for good ... ACLU files appeal in request for city SWAT records ... Jacksonville expects fast end to Sunshine lawsuit, general counsel says ... Northampton Community College locks down email addresses after records ruling ... Governor says he supports open records, meetings, but does not want state bearing the costs ... Judge orders records in Lloyd case to be kept from public ... keywords: ACLU ... California Public Records Act ... email privacy ... email records ... email transparency ... emails missing ... Florida Sunshine Law ... Massachusetts Public Records Law ... North Dakota open government ... Pennsylvania Office of Open Records ... Pennsylvania Right to Know law ... police records ... public officials emails ... public records lawsuits ...

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for June 21, 2013:
articles: Advocates, journalists honored for supporting open government ... N.J. Legislature OKs bill allowing Bergen, five other counties to avoid publishing full text of ordinances in newspapers ... FOI unearths St. Vincent draft proposal for UAMS combine ... City to TU: drop Sunshine suit or risk paying court costs ... Gainesville supervisor’s FOIA request sparks another round of ‘logo-gate’ ... Marshall University, president sued for not honoring FOIA requests ... California legislature to reconsider public records bill ... Open government Texans deserve ... keywords: Arkansas open records ... California Public Records Act ... Connecticut Freedom of Information Act ... Florida public records ... Texas Public Information Act ... New Jersey open government ... Open Government Hero Award ... public records lawsuits ... West Virginia Freedom of Information Act ...

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for June 14, 2013:
articles: Private prison firm CCA defends record on transparency in Vt. ... UO public records office increases volume, efficiency ... Colorado city wants to ban people taking pictures of public records ... Governor Cuomo releases provisional open data guidelines to increase transparency among state agencies ... City of El Paso launches webpage to file open records requests electronically ... Law signed by governor regarding private university police records ... California legislature kills $10 fee for search of public court records ... keywords: Colorado Open Records Act ... Github ... New York open government ... North Carolina Public Records Law ... open government data ... Oregon Public Records Act ... prison records ... private school campus police records ... public records fees ... Texas open records ... Vermont transparency ...

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for June 7, 2013:
articles: Bulldog open records lawsuit continues ... Times-Union sues Mayor Alvin Brown and public safety pension fund over negotiating deal in secret ... Wisconsin lawmakers try to remove investigative reporting center from University of Wisconsin ... EDITORIAL: Marlboro’s lesson on FOIA law useful for many ... Law blocking Newtown records passed, but most attempts to enact FOI exemptions failed ... Albany has time to support open government ... Chemerinsky: Court unanimously wrong on Virginia’s public records law ... Website uses public records to generate income ... keywords: Connecticut FOIA ... Florida Sunshine Law ... New York open government ... open records laws exemptions ... police records ... public records lawsuits ... South Carolina Freedom of Information Act ... State FOIA Friday ... Texas open records ... Virginia Freedom of Information Act ... Wisconsin open government ...

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May 2013

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for May 31, 2013:
articles: The danger next door: Public often kept in the dark about stockpiles of explosive materials ... Mackinac Center focusing on government transparency ... Cuccinelli, McAuliffe trade barbs at luncheon celebrating open government ... Ohio sheriff accused of destroying records ... U. of Michigan alumnus files suit after University denied FOIA application ... Miami-Dade public records go mobile ... Records watchdog challenges Volusia County Branch Jail on jail log request ... keywords: Florida Sunshine Law, Mackinac Center for Public Policy, Michigan Freedom of Information Act, Michigan Open Meetings Act, Ohio Public Records Act, police records, State FOIA Friday, Virginia Freedom of Information Act ...

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for May 24, 2013:
articles: UW-Madison seeks limits on open records regarding research ... Closing the door on open gov ... Editorial: Lakeland police public records: Cat and mouse ... Records: Driver in fatal III. van wreck had license suspended for administrative reasons ... CA records law changes face opposition ... The Records Man retires ... Secretary of state Ross Miller accused of disclosure violation ... keywords: California FOIA ... California open government ... California Public Records Act ... Florida public records ... Illinois freedom of information act ... Nevada Public Records Act ... State FOIA Friday ... Texas open government ... Texas Public Information Act ... Wisconsin Public Records Law ...

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for May 10, 2013:
articles: Attorney General issues informal opinion on Iowa Public Radio questions ... Yarmouth Housing Authority violated Open Meeting Law ... ACLU of New Jersey seeks records tied to $11 million in state grants to religious schools ... Coliseum hid reports of financial woes, records show ... New Jersey bill would make mug shots public records ... AP Exclusive: Lawmakers granted Calif. health exchange unusual secrecy in contracting records ... New Mexico's health insurance exchange subject to state's open government laws ... Ruling affects Tennessee open records law ... Connecticut FOI panel backs dismissal of complaint about Rowland's Waterbury post ... Vermont house approves opening police investigation files ... keywords: Iowa Open Meetings Act ... Massachusetts Open Meeting Law ... New Jersey Open Public Records Act ... public records lawsuits ... FOIA litigation ... California Public Records Act ... Utah open government ... New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act ... new mexico open meetings act ... Tennessee freedom of information ... Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission ... Vermont Public records Law, police records ...

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for May 3, 2013:
articles: Blackfoot woman receives Idaho open government award ... Illinois lawsuit filed in police document case ... The Tornoe Spin: Open government in Delaware ... FOIA documents cause controversy for Troy city councilman, Michigan ... Provost’s office denies access to open records ... A new plateau for public info ... Louisiana judge rules against Reveille in public records suit ... SF mayor signs landmark open data policy and procedures legislation ... Florida lawmakers considering public records exemptions ... Proposed bill would cap Michigan FOIA fees ... Capital outlay documents raise questions of NM open records act ... Gun-control law to make ownership records private ... Court nixes damages against N.M. attorney general ... keywords: california open government ... delaware open government ... FOIA lawsuits ... FOIA request fees ... gun legislation ... Idaho Newspaper Foundation ... Idaho open government ... illinois freedom of information act ... Louisiana Public Records Act ... Maryland transparency ... Max Dalton Open Government Award ... michigan freedom of information ... new mexico open government ... New York open government ... Oklahoma Open Records Act ... open government data ... police records ...

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April 2013

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for April 26, 2013:
articles: New Mexico court nixes damages against NM attorney general ... Pa. open records advocates getting mixed results ... Bill on gun-permit records again falls short in Nebraska Legislature ... Names of LSU presidential finalists must be made public, judge rules ... Florida voters’ email addresses will remain secret, House decides ... Washington Supreme Court limits public access to hospital privileging, peer review documents ... Hills chief to testify for ban on release of 911 calls ... New Hampshire newspaper seeks access to Marriott murder case records ... Pa. Open Records Office keeps facing new challenges ... LA public records bill gets support from press association ... Opening Data in Raleigh ... New York City builds on its technology base ... keywords: concealed handgun licenses ... email records ... florida open government ... gun legislation ... gun permits posted online ... Louisiana Public Records Act ... michigan freedom of information ... nebraska transparency ... New Hampshire Right to Know Law ... new mexico open government ... New York city ... North Carolina open government ... open data ... open government data ... Pennsylvania Right to Know law ... police records ... public records lawsuit ... washington open meetings ... Washington Public Records Act ...

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for April 19, 2013:
articles: One resident, hundreds of FOI requests keep New Canaan (Conn.) officials busy … Indiana public records board rejects IUS student’s open meetings complaint … Burlington (NC) advised to oppose public records measure … Editorial: Bill dampens accountability … City fights to keep lid on officials' texts & emails … FAU quotes student newspaper $17,000 price for records, student says … CA Legislature kills bill to shield identities of armed teachers … Councilman makes FOIA request to mayor and council, Arkansas … Social media raises open records worries, Wisconsin … Florida public records lawsuit filed against UCF … Fracking chemical disclosure decision appealed to WY Supreme Court … keywords: Arkansas Freedom of Information Act ... California Public Records Act ... concealed handgun licenses ... connecticut open records ... florida public records ... FOIA lawsuits ... government social media ... gun permits ... Indiana public access laws ... Louisiana Public Records Act ... North Carolina Public Records Law ... public officials emails ... text message open records ... Wisconsin open government ... wyoming open records ...

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for April 12, 2013:
articles: Editorial: 2013 Legislature: Not worst on open-government issues, but could have done better ... Pink slime data collected by Iowa state must remain behind curtain: Judge ... Hospitals criticize Vermont open meetings bill ... Appeals court: SPD must pay $150,000 in public records case ... ACLU of Alaska investigates state’s unconstitutional censoring of Juneau Pro-Life protest ... Government’s transparency debated at FOI symposium ... Editorial: Open government: See it can be done ... Audio: Pat Rogers calls reporter a dumb fuck, vows to sue somebody ... Not so public: Hawaii withholds prison death records, gets sued ... keywords: ACLU ... Alaska open government ... Connecticut transparency ... FOI Friday ... Georgia Open Meetings Act ... Iowa open records ... New Mexico open government ... police records ... public records lawsuit ... Utah foundation for open government ... Utah legislature ... Utah open government ... Vermont open government ... Washington Public Records Act ... prison records ... Hawaii open records ...

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for April 5, 2013:
articles: Opinion: 514 days later, no use for records ... State sues City of Huntington for FOIA request denial ... Death certificates should stay public ... Maine official: I was harassed for not shredding public documents ... Oakland Code for America: Building a better public requests system (Community Voices) ... Indiana Senate committee amends bill setting fees for public records ... City releases consultant's report about police outsourcing ... Fallin clashes again with media over records requests ... Advocate sues LSU over president search records ... TEXAS VIEW: Attack of Open Meetings Act ends ... keywords: California Public Records Act ... Connecticut open records ... death certificates ... executive privilege ... FOIA litigation ... Indiana open government ... Louisiana Public Records Act ... Maine open records ... North Carolina Public Records Law ... Oklahoma Open Records Act ... police records ... public records fees ... State FOIA Friday ... Texas Open Meetings Act ... West Virginia Freedom of Information ...

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March 2013

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for March 29, 2013:
articles: Freelance reporter files three FOIA suits ... The Public’s Beeswax ... FOIA complaint: Attorney General's Office finds Woodbridge in violation ... Breaking the law to publish the law: Open government advocate digitizes entirety of D.C. code ... North Dakota open government wins, loses ... Holding accountable all levels of government ... Governor proposes $10 charge to access court files ... keywords: California Public Records Act ... Californians Aware ... D.C. open government ... Delaware Freedom of Information Act ... FOIA lawsuits ... FOIA litigation ... North Dakota open government ... State FOIA Friday ... Sunshine Week 2013 ... West Virginia Freedom of Information Act ...

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for March 22, 2013:
articles: Proposal would charge $10 to search court records in California ... University of California Board of Regents files appeal to overturn public records ruling ... EDITORIAL: Latest FOIA roadblock just another dose of legislative hypocrisy ... Baton Rouge Police Union files lawsuit against State Police for public records ... Bronx public records blocked by court ... Judge again sides with Gannett New Jersey in public-records fight with Raritan Borough ... keywords: California Brown Act California ... Public Records Act ... Louisiana Public Records Act ... New Jersey Open Public Records Act ... New York FOI Law ... police records request ... South Carolina Freedom of Information Act ...

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for March 15, 2013:
For this week's State FOIA Friday, we'll point you toward a list of and links to articles and editorials about and in recognition of Sunshine Week 2013 and the events and observances that are being held in the states as part of this year's installment of Sunshine Week News.

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for March 8, 2013:
articles: Supreme Court rules against Scioto County records request ... Texas lawmakers entering 'Twitter age' with Open Meetings upgrade ... Residents fight town records fees ... N.M. legislature to hold hearing on public records policy ... ACLU of Utah files public records requests for info on police use of military weapons, tactics ... keywords: ACLU ... FOIA lawsuits ... FOIA litigation ... government data ... new mexico open government ... North Carolina Public Records Law ... Ohio FOIA ... Ohio open government ... Ohio Public Records Act ... open data ... open government data ... Texas open government ... Texas Open Meetings Act ... Utah public records ... State FOIA Friday ...

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for March 1, 2013:
articles: Proposal would make violations of open records, public meetings laws a misdemeanor in North Carolina ... Bill blocking public access to gun permit info on Mississippi governor’s desk ... Bills make Va. government less visible, some worry ... Editorial: (Mo.) Bill reinforces fact public records are public property ... Big Data, Open Government, and Sunlight in the states ... (Wisc.) State panel raises concerns about bill allowing charges for public records redactions ... Public records law faces budget ax in California ... News results show papers displeased with state sunshine laws ... keywords: California Brown Act ... California Public Records Act ... Missouri Sunshine Law ... North Carolina Public Records Law ... State FOIA Friday ... Sunshine Week 2013 ... virginia FOIA ... Wisconsin Open Meetings Law ...

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February 2013

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for February 22, 2013:
articles: Bill adds teeth to state laws on open meetings, records ... ACLU calls for Rhode Island attorney general to strictly enforce public records laws ... Effort to toughen open government laws finds new life in NC legislature ... Assemblyman wants interim study of Nevada's public-records law ... Manhattan Beach (Calif.) mayor has aim on open government, infrastructure ... keywords: California Public Records Act ... Nevada Public Records Act ... North Carolina Public Records Law ... Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act ... State FOIA Friday ...

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for February 15, 2013:
articles: Colorado fees impede government transparency (poll) ... NC public access to gun records enters debate ... LSU rebuffs public records request ... Use of private emails for public work sparks FOIA battle ... Bill could reduce cost of getting public records ... Diluting state's public records law ... The Oregon House passes bill to shield certain bed bug data from public records ... Wisconsin Rapids School Board approves rate hike for public records ... keywords: Colorado Open Records Act ... Louisiana Public Records Act ... Mississippi Freedom of Information Act ... Nevada open government ... New Mexico transparency ... North Carolina open government ... Oregon transparency ... public business private emails ... public officials emails ... Wisconsin Open Records Law ...

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for February 8, 2013:
articles: New York's real-time snow plow map to get its first major test this weekend ... Closing Airport City meeting violates Colorado Sunshine Laws, experts say ... Henry Sibley principal's $64,590 payout draws questions from open government advocates, MN ... Scientist, activist Ian Trowbridge dead ... Nevada Assembly reviews government transparency ... Open records advocates say city should put more records online, Colorado ... Group grades online transparency for states, local governments ... keywords: California transparency ... Colorado open government ... FOI Audits ... Minnesota open government ... Nevada open government ... New York city ... Tennessee open records ... Texas open government ...

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for February 1, 2013:
articles: This time around, North Carolina open-government law may win ... Sierra Club wins public records ruling against Port of Coos Bay ... Advocates say FOIA reform badly needed, but others say bill needs changes ... SC Citizens, government agencies share differing visions on public records proposal ... Keep public records accessible ... WA lawmaker’s bill another assault on Public Records Act ... Naval Postgraduate School has public records request backlog ... Some NC Leaders Fighting To Remove Public Access To Gun Permit Records ... Public records requests may require extra staff in Teaneck, NJ ... 'Grandma of GRAMA' eases public records access ...

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January 2013

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for January 25, 2013:
articles: Dangerous levees: How they got that story ... Wyoming court rules in favor of public records in UW presidential search ... South Dakota legislative committee kills two open government bills ... Mississippi DMR agrees public entitled to agency records ...  keywords: California Public Records Act ... FOIA lawsuits ... FOIA requests ... police records request ... South Dakota open government ... Wyoming Open Records Act ...

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for January 18, 2013:
California Public Records Act ... Kansas Open Government ... Michigan Freedom of Information Act ... South Carolina Freedom of Information Act ... Washington Open Public Meeting Act ... Washington Public Records Act ...

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for January 11, 2013:
Arkansas Freedom of Information Act ... Florida Sunshine Law ... FOIA government transparency ... Idaho Open Meeting Law ... indiana open records ... Iowa Public Records Law ... open data ... open government ... Wisconsin Open Records Law ...

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for January 4, 2013:
California Brown Act ... Florida Sunshine Law ... Michigan Freedom of Information Act ... New York State Committee on Open Government ... NY FOI-L ... Ohio Public Records Act ... South Carolina Freedom of Information Act ...

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December 2012

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for December 28, 2012:
Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission ... Florida open government ... Florida public records ... Florida transparency ... FOIA litigation ... Georgia open records ... Iowa freedom of information ... Maryland transparency ... Nevada Public Records Act ... New Jersey open government ... New Jersey Open Public Records Act ... New York FOI ... North Carolina FOIA ... public records lawsuit ... South Carolina Freedom of Information Act

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for December 21, 2012:
California Public Records Act ... email records ... FOIA litigation ... Gov. Jindal ... Louisiana open government ... Louisiana Public Records Act ... New Jersey open government ... New Jersey Open Public Records Act ... Pennsylvania open records ... Pennsylvania transparency ... public business private emails ... public officials emails ... public records lawsuit ... South Carolina Freedom of Information Act ... South Carolina public records act ... State FOIA Friday ... Tennessee freedom of information

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for December 14, 2012:
florida first amendment foundation ... Florida Sunshine Law ... FOIA litigation ... government transparency ... New Hampshire open government ... New Hampshire Right to Know Law ... NFOIC FOI Friday ... Oklahoma Open Records Act ... public records lawsuit ... State FOIA Friday ... Virginia Freedom of Information Act ... web 2.0

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for December 7, 2012:
Arkansas Freedom of Information Act ... California Brown Act ... FOIA litigation ... New Hampshire open government ... New Hampshire Right to Know Law ... NFOIC FOI Friday ... Oklahoma open government ... Oklahoma Open Records Act ... public records lawsuit ... Rhode Island open government

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November 2012

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for November 30, 2012:
Arkansas Freedom of Information Act ... Florida Sunshine Law ... government transparency ... illinois freedom of information act ... Texas Public Information Act

Special Edition: NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for November 23, 2012:
California foi ... Delaware FOIA ... Florida public records ... FOIA litigation ... Kentucky open records ... New Jersey open government ... public records lawsuit ... Tennessee open government

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for November 23, 2012:
California Public Records Act ... Florida Sunshine Law ... New Jersey Open Public Records Act ... New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act ... Pennsylvania Right to Know law ... State FOIA Friday ... Utah State Records Committee

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for November 16, 2012:
ACLU ... FOIA request ... license plate information ... New Jersey Open Public Records Act ... New York FOI Law ... North Carolina Public Records Law ... Oklahoma Open Records Act ... Utah State Records Committee ... West Virginia Freedom of Information Act

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for November 9, 2012:
Delaware Freedom of Information Act ... FOIA litigation ... Georgia Open Meetings Act ... New Jersey Open Public Records Act ... New Mexico open government ... Ohio Coalition for Open Government ... Ohio Newspaper Association ... Ohio transparency ... public records lawsuit ... State FOIA Friday ... Vermont Public records Law

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for November 2, 2012:
Florida Sunshine Law ... Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA) ... Indiana Coalition for Open Government ... Indiana public records ... North Carolina open government ... South Carolina FOIA ... Utah open government ... West Virginia Freedom of Information Act

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October 2012

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for October 26, 2012:
Alabama Open Records ... Alabama transparency ... Arkansas attorney general ... Arkansas Freedom of Information Act ... Arkansas police FOI ... Arkansas transparency ... Family Educational and Privacy Rights Act (FERPA) ... FOIA lawsuits ... FOIA litigation ... Michigan Freedom of Information Act ... Minnesota open government ... public records fees ... request fees ... Rhode Island open government ... Texas Open Meetings Act ... Utah public records ... Utah transparency

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for October 19, 2012:
California Public Records Act ... Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission ... FOIA lawsuits ... FOIA news ... FOIA requests ... Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA) ... Michigan Freedom of Information Act ... Michigan Open Meetings Act ... open government news ... State FOIA Friday ... Texas Public Information Act

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for October 12, 2012:
FOIA government ... transparency ... Michigan Freedom of Information Act ... michigan open records ... Missouri Sunshine Law ... Montana public records ... New York freedom of information law ... New York open meetings ... open government

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for October 5, 2012:
California open meetings ... California transparency ... court records ... Georgia open records ... Illinois open government ... New Mexico Foundation for Open Government ... New Mexico open government ... North Carolina Public Records Law ... Pennsylvania public records ... police records ... South Carolina Freedom of Information Act ... state archives ... State FOIA Friday ... Tennessee Coalition for Open Government ... Tennessee freedom of information ... Vermont Public Records Law ... Wisconsin Open Records Law

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September 2012

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for September 28:
archives ... FOIA ... Georgia open records ... Obama administration ... open government ... police records request ... public records lawsuit ... State FOIA Friday ... Washington Coalition for Open Government ... Washington Open Public Meeting Act

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for September 21:
Ohio Public Records Act ... Pennsylvania Right to Know law ... Vermont Public records Law ... Washington public records

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for September 14:
Florida Sunshine Law ... Georgia FOI ... Indiana open records ... Louisiana open government ... Maine transparency ... Massachusetts public records ... Michigan Freedom of Information Act ... Mississippi Freedom of Information Act ... Nebraska open records ... New Mexico Foundation for Open Government ... North Carolina transparency ... South Carolina Freedom of Information Act ... Washington public records ... Wisconsin Public Records Law

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for September 7:
Alaska open records law ... Connecticut open records ... Idaho Open Meeting Law ... Indiana public access laws ... Ohio Public Records Act ... South Dakota Open Government Task Force

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August 2012

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for August 31, 2012:
Iowa Public Information Board ... Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act ... Tennessee Coalition for Open Government ... Tennessee Open Meetings law

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for August 24, 2012:
California foia connecticut open meetings ... Delaware FOIA ... Delaware open government ... Florida FOIA ... Florida transparency ... Michigan freedom of information ... North Carolina FOIA ... North Carolina Public Records Law ... South Dakota open government ... white house transparency

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for August 17, 2012:
Indiana public records ... Minnesota Government Data Practices Act ... New Jersey Open Public Records Act ... New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act ... open government ... public records ... State FOIA Friday ... Virginia FOIA

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for August 10, 2012:
Delaware FOIA ... North Carolina Public Records Law ... police force records ... State FOIA Friday ... Virginia open records

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for August 3, 2012:
Florida First Amendment Foundation ... FOIA ... government transparency ... open government ... open meetings ... public records ... state FOIA ... State FOIA Friday

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July 2012

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for July 27, 2012:
Alaska public records ... California Brown Act ... California Public Records Act ... Colorado Open Records Act ... Delaware FOIA ... New Jersey Open Public Meetings Act ... State FOIA Friday

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for July 20, 2012:
Arkansas Freedom of Information Act ... cameras in the courtroom ... Family Educational and Privacy Rights Act (FERPA) ... First Amendment Foundation ... Florida Sunshine Law ... FOIA requests ... Minnesota Open Meeting Law ... West Virginia Freedom of Information Act

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for July 13, 2012:
ACLU Florida Sunshine Law ... New Jersey Open Public Records Act ... North Carolina Public Records Law ... Ohio Public Records Act ... Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act ... South Carolina Freedom of Information Act ... Virginia FOIA

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for July 6, 2012:
ACLU ... Indiana open government ... Indiana open records ... Indiana public records ... Iowa FOI ... Iowa open government ... Iowa open records ... Iowa open records law ... New Jersey FOI ... New Jersey open government ... New Jersey Open Public Records Act ... New Jersey Public Records Act ... New Jersey transparency

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June 2012

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for June 29, 2012:
Department of Justice (DOJ) ... FOIA lawsuit ... New Jersey Open Public Records Act ... New Mexico Foundation for Open Government ... open government ... South Carolina Freedom of Information Act ... state FOI ... State FOIA Friday ... transparency

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for June 22, 2012:
FOIA ... illinois freedom of information act ... illinois open government ... nevada open government ... Nevada Public Records Act ... open government ... South Carolina Freedom of Information Act ... south carolina open government ... State FOIA Friday ... transparency

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for June 15, 2012:
FOIA lawsuit ... georgia open records law ... indiana open meetings ... indiana open records ... Iowa Open Meetings Act ... Iowa Public Records Law ... New Jersey Open Public Records Act ... North Carolina Public Records Law ... Ohio Public Records Act ... police records ... state FOIA

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for June 8, 2012:
colorado open records ... colorado open records laws ... colorado transparency ... des moines school district ... GovHack ... iowa open records law ... Ninefold ... North Carolina public records act ... north carolina transparency ... South Carolina FOIA ... south carolina open records law ... virginia FOIA ... virginia open records

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for June 1, 2012:
Colorado Open Records Act ... epa ... Georgia open budget law ... Mississippi Open Meetings Act ... open government ... sunshine law ... transparency ... West Virginia Wisconsin recall

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May 2012

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for May 25, 2012:
california ... CIA ... Department of Justice (DOJ) ... electronic surveillance ... data FOIA ... FOIA lawsuit ... Idaho ... Nevada ... open government ... transparency ... White House visitor logs

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for May 18, 2012:
alabama ... open records ... alabama transparency ... California Brown Act ... colorado open records ... FOIA ... georgia open government ... iowa transparency ... Maryland transparency ... Massachusetts Open Meeting Law ... massachusetts transparency ... police data ... south carolina open records ... state transparency ... West Virginia Freedom of Information Act

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for May 11, 2012:
Arkansas FOIA ... arkansas open meetings ... Department of Homeland Security (DHS) ... DoD ... epa ... florida FOIA ... FOIA ... GAP ... government accountability ... michigan freedom of information ... national archives ... South Carolina FOIA ... south carolina open records law ... whistleblowing

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for May 4, 2012:
california foia ... chicago foia ... chicago OIP ... chicago ows ... DHS ... fcc ... FOIA ... NARA ... Ohio FOIA ... ohio open records ... open government ... open meetings ... open records ... ows ... South Carolina FOIA ... south carolina transparency ... utah foia ... utah ombudsman

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April 2012

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for April 27, 2012:
Arkansas FOIA ... connecticut foia ... Delaware FOIA ... Ohio FOIA ... open data ... open government ... Philly FOIA ... South Carolina FOIA ... State FOIA Friday ... transparency ... washington foia

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for April 20, 2012:
arkansas open records ... bobby petrino ... CIA ... DHS ... FOI ... FOIA ... freedom of information ... hawaii open government ... hawaii transparency ... judicial watch ... open meetings ... open records ... UCWA

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for April 13, 2012:
ACLU ... cloud ... FOIA ... FOIA news ... NASA ... NFOIC FOI Friday ... open government ... public records

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for April 6, 2012:
colorado open records ... electronic records ... fda ... Federal reserve ... florida transparency ... government transparency ... new jersey open records ... open meetings ... open records ... SEC ... texas open records

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March 2012

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for March 30, 2012:
ACLU ... aclu northern california ... california foi ... california foia ... california transparency ... department of justice foi ... dhhs ... dog ... dog foi portal ... dog transparency ... fda foi ... fda foia ... fda transparency ... FOI ... FOI portal ... FOIA ... foia portal ... foia.gov ... freedom of information ... oakland transparency ... ows ... ows transparency ... text foi ... UC Davis

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for March 23, 2012:
c.i.a. ... california transparency ... D.C. ... Des Moines ... food safety ... government accountability ... Iowa ... iowa open government ... iowa open records ... iowa transparency ... open data ... open government ... open records ... operation ... midnight climax ... San Francisco ... transparency ... Utah ... utah transparency ... washington open government ... Washington transparency

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for March 16, 2012:
FISA ... FOIA litigation ... FOIA requests ... House Oversight and Government Reform Committee ... NFOIC FOI Friday ... Patriot Act ... public records ... Section 215 ... Sunshine Week 2012

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for March 9, 2012:
Arkansas Freedom of Information Act ... Citizens United ... data cloud ... NFOIC FOI Friday ... open data ... Sunshine Week 2012 ... Super Pacs ... torture ... Wisconsin FOI Council

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for March 2, 2012:
associated press ... Birmingham ... Department of Justice (DOJ) ... FOIA ... freedom of expression forum ... KYF Compass ... NFOIC ... Obama administration ... opengovvideos ... PIPA ... SOPA ... USDA

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February 2012

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for February 24, 2012:
gov20 ... Iowa ... New Mexico ... NFOIC FOI Friday ... open government data ... open source ... public officials emails ... social media monitoring

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for February 17, 2012:
arkansas police foi ... CIA ... Connecticut schools trade secrets ... cybersecurity act ... delaware dot ... DoD ... FBI ... FOI portal ... foia provisions ... jason leopold ... NFOIC FOI Friday

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for February 10, 2012:
Delaware open records ... FOIA ... government data ... Michigan State ... New York city ... NFOIC FOI Friday ... open government

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January 2012

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for January 27, 2012:
FOIA requests ... Freedom of Information Act ... Immigration and Customs Enforcement ... NFOIC FOI Friday ... Obama administration ... open government transparency

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for January 20, 2012:
BGA ... FOIA ... FOIA requests ... government accountability ... government transparency ... NFOIC FOI Friday ... Open Meetings Act ... open source ... public records

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for January 13, 2012:
FBI ... Florida Sunshine Law ... hospital records ... Maine Freedom of Access Act ... Massachusetts Open Meeting Law ... NFOIC FOI Friday ... taxpayer-funded science

NFOIC's State FOIA Friday for January 6, 2012:
California Public Records Act ... FOIA ... Immigration and Customs Enforcement ... NFOIC FOI Friday ... open government ... open meetings ... public records

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December 2011

NFOIC FOI Friday for December 30, 2011:
#gov20 2011 Year in Review ... Philadelphia Open Government 2011 Year in Review ... Oakland City Hall gadfly Sanjiv Handa has died

NFOIC FOI Friday for December 23, 2011:
ACLU ready to challenge Clinton (Ia.) over records ... Past mistakes spur city to focus on ensuring an open government ... Pro-copyright group takes SOPA to task ... NY Times wants info on 'killing as a policy tool' ... Gazette-Journal prevails in lawsuit; public retirement program must turn over information ... Court's OPRA message to state is clear ... Videos from Allentown police cameras are not public records ... Legal details justifying assassination of U.S. citizen need transparency

NFOIC FOI Friday for December 16, 2011:
Obama administration makes some transparency gains; challenges remain ... Transparency lags as Bradley Manning case opens ... Virginia Supreme Court will hear Clifton Elementary FOIA case ... Columbia (Mo.) police claim open records deter complaints ... SC Gov. Haley refuses to answer questions about public documents request ... N.J. Attorney General blocks public knowledge of State Police overtime pay

NFOIC FOI Friday for December 9, 2011:
FOI Friday ... Hackathon ... Immigration and Customs Enforcement ... Pennsylvania Right to Know law ... police records request ... Tennessee Open Meetings law

NFOIC FOI Friday for December 2, 2011:
Cyber security bill promotes sharing of threat data ... Emails between Ethics Office and Former Regulator Cast Light on Revolving Door Spin ... NICE wishes you a cost effective Christmas ... BARR is back: Privacy rights restored ... SPLC, student journalist resolve public records dispute with Kan. community college ... How open data has changed journalism ... Senate adopts Leahy transparency amendment to defense bill

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November 2011

NFOIC FOI Friday for November 25, 2011:
Treasury Dept. gives FOIA a technology makeover ... Pentagon releases new Guantanamo court regulation ... Global studies highlight U.S. transparency strengths, weaknesses ... ACLU requests public records from UC Davis and Chancellor Katehi ... Cambridge flouts public records law by denying settlement release ... Adoption trial to proceed in public

NFOIC FOI Friday for November 18, 2011:
DNC sends massive FOIA request for Romney's email records ... Open government leaders support funding for key transparency initiatives ... Judge: FBI must pay penalty to Calif. Muslims ... COLUMN: Thalidomide lawyer files FOIA suit ... Opinion: This is why open record laws matter ... University of Missouri to limit lecture recording ... 35,000 access-to-information requests to go online in Canada ... Opinion: Perry doesn’t practice what he preaches

NFOIC FOI Friday for November 11, 2011:
Second judge gives DOJ access to WikiLeaks-related Twitter accounts ... Gov. Scott Walker hires lawyer to defend DA who sued state ... Alameda (Ca.) Sunshine Ordinance made law ... Maine Sen. Susan Collins wants social media involved in emergency alerting ... Eye On Boise ... The State Department is tumbling

NFOIC FOI Friday for November 4, 2011:
Justice Department drops non-disclosure proposal for FOIA requests ... Justice Department denies FOIA request for Awlaki assassination memo ... Websites proliferate to generate FOI requests

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October 2011

NFOIC FOI Friday for October 31, 2011:
Obama Justice Department Battles Against FOIA ... Voting Information Project ... Illinois FOIA/OMA Mandatory Training ... Making the Open Government Partnership Work ... Tribune Reporters Discuss Use of FOI in Fugitive Story

NFOIC FOI Friday for October 21, 2011:
Federal court rules that petition signers’ names can be made public ... Delaware's Gov. Markell calls for overhaul of state FOIA policies ... Feds' social media use increases ... The state of open data 2011 ... Voice of the Free Press: Committee on fence about open government ... Arkansas Attorney General McDaniel confident of reversal in FOIA challenge

NFOIC FOI Friday for October 14, 2011:
Federal Chief Information Officer pay report ... Judge blocks release of government documents over Kagan's role in health care law ... Dodd-Frank Meeting Logs ... U.S. Copyright Czar Cozied Up to Content Industry, E-Mails Show ... Former Florida Gators coach Urban Meyer received $1 million in final compensation, records show

NFOIC FOI Friday for October 7, 2011:
Freedom of Information Bill tabled in Bahamas ... 2011 FOI awards recognize Fairfax parent, The Roanoke Times, and two state legislator ... Attorney to appeal Fort Smith FOI ruling ... How Open Government is Changing New York City ... Panel says government obstructing access to science data

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September 2011

NFOIC FOI Friday for September 30, 2011:
Newly elected official among attendees at Sunshine Law forum in Daytona ... Cell networks hold customer data 'for years' for law enforcement use ... E-mails deleted from Gov. Rick Scott’s iPad as more records requests go unfulfilled ... Colorado Court of Appeals rules voted ballots should be public records ... Finally, a fix for our election system ... Vermont offers open-government training ... Transparency Watch: A Closed Door

NFOIC FOI Friday for September 23, 2011:
Whistleblowers, intelligence experts, and veterans join Electronic Frontier Foundation in fight against 'state secrets' ... Join in the fight for open government ... Blogger's public records requests come with heavy dose of profanity ... Oklahoma Supreme Court proposes limiting public access to personal info ... Scott attorney acknowledges governor's emails were deleted

NFOIC FOI Friday for September 16, 2011:
The FOIA Wars: Just how open is our "open government?" ... Journalism, consumer groups protest removal of doctor information ... Is open data a good idea for the Open Government Partnership? ... Don't give up openness for efficiency ... Berlin is the first German state to launch an open government data platform ... Report: 160,000 deported without facing judge ... Wyoming's public records law could see drastic changes

NFOIC FOI Friday for September 9, 2011:
Court ruling undermines privacy exemption to FOIA ... ACLU wins round in battle against warrantless cell phone location tracking ... DOJ must release records about cellphone location tracking ... Closed work groups are just a bad idea ... Judge says St. Louis Police Board ignored Sunshine Law and court rulings ... Voice of the Free Press: Government accountability calls for proper records

NFOIC FOI Friday for September 2, 2011:
Open meetings change urged at meeting of Tennessee County Commissioners Association ... Virginia governor weighing legislation to allow public bodies to meet electronically ... Board members clash over FOI issue ... Federal report cites state's wrongdoing in nursing-home ombudsman program

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August 2011

NFOIC FOI Friday for August 26, 2011:
Dem. lawmaker proposes repeal of Legislative Open Records Act ... SPJ supports Chicago Tribune in freedom of information case ... Impact of Gulf spill’s underwater dispersants Is examined ... Gov. Rick Scott's lost emails dim right to know

NFOIC FOI Friday for August 19, 2011:
Fulton County (Mo.) makes state news by prohibiting video taping of meetings ... 2011 ASAP FOIA/Privacy Act training workshop ... Washington high court pushes open investigative records ... Remaking government in a Wiki age ... First Amendment Foundation offers Sunshine Law seminars ... Court rules White House visitor logs subject to FOIA ... Government agencies offer new tool to boost access

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