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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, legislative and administrative reforms and litigation to ensure open, transparent and accessible state and local governments and public institutions.

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Recent news
When The Wake Weekly requested public records from the town of Youngsville pertaining to recent personnel changes at the police department, the newspaper’s staff was shocked when the town asked for...
ST. PAUL — Is the Minnesota Legislature serious about giving the public more insight into how lawmakers decide how to spend their tax money? State Rep. Gene Pelowski hopes so. The Winona Democrat is...
A Paonia environmental activist who helped persuade state lawmakers to pass an anti-SLAPP law during this year’s legislative session won a Colorado Court of Appeals victory Thursday against the oil...
The South Dakota Unified Judicial System is piloting a program that will eventually allow the public access to court records from any computer. The public can now only view court records on computers...
Open government proponents in Connecticut, citing major new barriers to access public records, are concerned that state and local politicians have weakened the Freedom of Information Act significantly...
ATLANTA — When he was mayor of Atlanta, Kasim Reed’s relationship with the news media was notoriously contentious. He was the kind of politician who punched back when he felt punched. He was well...

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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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Thanks to everyone involved for making the 2019 FOI Summit a success. Great topics, great presenters, great audience, and great sponsors combined to make this 30th anniversary summit a well-attended and informative event. View the presentation slides and FOI research papers on the 2019 Summit page and make plans to join us in Kansas City for the 2020 summit. 

2019 FOI Summit