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News organizations and public-interest groups are skilled at sussing out difficult-to-navigate government data when they need it, but freedom-of-information laws aren't as friendly to the public in...
SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra yesterday filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeking information...
The self-reporting of a potential violation of the Kansas Open Meetings Act was rescinded by a 3-2 vote of the Abilene City Commission Monday night. The commission voted 5-0 at the March 28 meeting to...
EDMOND — Eight candidates for Oklahoma governor will debate the First Amendment and government transparency at the Freedom of Information Oklahoma Gubernatorial Debate from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday on the...
Aurora has agreed to revise its policies on the disclosure of police internal affairs records as part of a lawsuit settlement, but a new court case alleges the city wrongly withheld body-worn camera...
Online government spending transparency continues to improve, but many states still struggle to meet 21st century standards, according to Following the Money 2018: How the 50 States Rate in Providing...

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State government transparency laws are under threat. Recent actions by three legislatures to circumvent their state’s public records and public meeting laws demonstrate sweeping efforts to undermine democracy. Read about these to undermine open government.

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Your state FOI coalition is working on your behalf to ensure open, transparent and accessible government. Find your state organization for contact information and learn what is happening in your state. And, remember to support your state coalition.

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Considering legal action to pursue a denied FOI request? NFOIC offers financial support to litigate open government lawsuits through the Knight FOI Litigation Fund.

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About the NFOIC

The National Freedom of Information Coalition is a national 501(c)3 nonprofit, nonpartisan organization consisting of state and regional affiliates representing 45 states and the District of Columbia. NFOIC promotes legislative and administrative reforms to ensure openness, transparency and accessibility in state and local governments and public institutions..