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July was a busy month for Mayor Jim Kenney. He navigated two big controversies — the decision to evict, then reinstate the Made in America concert on the Ben Franklin Parkway and the nonrenewal of the...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A bill proposed by a Missouri state senator would close several lawmaker emails and other records from public access. Sen. Ed Emery on Tuesday pitched the bill to a Senate...
Every legislative session there are efforts to limit or change the public's access to government documents and records. And this year is no different. In the 111th Tennessee General Assembly ,...
The press secretary for former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has been cited for allegedly violating the Georgia Open Records Act in the first-ever criminal complaint filed in connection with the law, the...
The Maryland Court of Appeals ruled recently that state police personnel files are not completely off-limits under the Maryland Public Information Act , a finding that could broaden access to a whole...
A bill draft from Nevada’s attorney general may propose stiffer penalties for public officials who violate the state’s open-meeting law. During a meeting Wednesday, the attorney general’s Open Meeting...

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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

 

 

Do you know someone who has made a substantial, sustained and lasting contribution to open government or freedom of information in your or another state? The National Freedom of Information Coalition is seeking nominations for this year’s “Heroes of the Fifty States,” the Open Government Hall of Fame. Learn more and nominate someone today. Nominations close on February 22, 2019 

Open Government Hall of Fame

 

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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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.