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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 35 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. Sign up for our newsletter.

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Recent news
If you wander around the Washington state Capitol this year, you’ll see fresh messages posted outside many legislators’ offices. “No paper, please,” read some of the new flyers. “We are going...
As the Colorado Press Association prepared to meet Jan. 17, a Colorado judicial branch committee had a scheduled — ironically closed-door — meeting to consider a new rule on the sealing of criminal...
ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo — The mother of the man shot and killed while he was walking home from the Dry Creek light rail station more than a decade ago said he was targeted by the perpetrators in part...
A set of proposed disciplinary guidelines for the South Bend Police Department has support from some community activists and the local police union in part because they say the punishment for...
When I talk with citizen groups in Tennessee about open government, people tell me they want more information about what their government is doing, not less. An informed citizenry results in better...
A clash over the public’s right to see how Virginia courts are run is sparking a challenge to one of the basics of American politics: the checks and balances of the three branches of government...

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NFOIC's latest research looking at transparency legislation:

Legislating open government

The National Freedom of Information Coalition has adopted a new vision plan for improving state and local government transparency. Read more:

2020 VISION

 

 

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

 

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