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The Virginia General Assembly now has two former journalists as members, and they are hoping to move forward with bills to increase press freedom. High school newspapers shouldn’t be bullied or told...
The state’s highest court on Tuesday overturned a lower court and ruled a western Wyoming airport board must follow the state’s public records law. In overturning the Teton County District Court, the...
Nominations sought for the State Open Government Hall of Fame January 14, 2019 The National Freedom of Information Coalition is seeking nominations for this year’s “Heroes of the Fifty States,” the...
Douglas Burns, a fourth-generation journalist, is co-owner of the Daily Times Herald in Carroll, Iowa, a newspaper that has been in his family since 1929. He writes a regular column, “Taking Note,”...
A Wisconsin state lawmaker is introducing legislation that would prevent legislators from destroying public records. Other government agencies are required to keep public records for set periods of...
State Sen. Danny Carroll said he will withdraw a controversial bill critics had said would gut the state open records law. Carroll, a Paducah Republican, said he plans to withdraw the bill Wednesday...

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NFOIC and the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas announce the 2019 National FOI Summit will convene in Dallas, Texas on April 12-13, 2019. The 2019 summit also marks the 30th anniversary of NFOIC and the FOI summit. Visit the 2019 Summit page to learn more and to register. 

2019 FOI Summit

 

 

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

Call to action NFOIC offers financial support

 

About the NFOIC

The National Freedom of Information Coalition is a national 501(c)3 nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of state and regional affiliates representing 45 states and the District of Columbia.  Through its programs and services and national member network, NFOIC promotes press freedom, litigation and legislative and administrative reforms that ensure open, transparent and accessible state and local governments and public institutions.