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Following the money has gotten a little harder in South Carolina. A state Supreme Court ruling on Wednesday scaled back a 27-year-old legal norm that any private entity receiving public money must...
The ACLU and a Kitty Hawk resident have asked a Wake County judge to order a North Carolina lawmaker to release correspondence to and from her office about a plastic bag ban. Kitty Hawk resident Craig...
“NO TAKE-BACKS” is a common rule on the elementary school playground. It is not the rule when it comes to public records in the state of California, where public agencies can and do try to claw back...
In an effort to prevent or expose conflicts of interest in the executive branch, House and Senate Democrats are pushing legislation that would force senior members of the Trump administration to...
The spending activities of a South Carolina tourism marketer that receives tax dollars are not subject to the state's Freedom of Information Act, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The decision...
I n January , The Verge revealed a new contract that gave Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) access to a nationwide network of license plate readers maintained by Vigilant Solutions. The...

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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..