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Hennepin County violated state open records laws by failing to comply promptly with a request for information on the sheriff’s use of biometric technology, the Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled in a...
ANN ARBOR, MI - The city of Ann Arbor has reversed its decision to withhold a Y Lot appraisal report from the public. The city released the 83-page document from Alcock & Williams LLC on Wednesday,...
MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission will have to re-appoint Alfonso Morales as Milwaukee police chief. The City Attorney's Office found the commission violated open meetings law by...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican chairman of a Senate oversight committee is pressing the head of the Environmental Protection Agency to provide details about his use of multiple government email...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House gave initial approval Tuesday to a bill that would beef up the state’s open records law. The proposal would essentially give the attorney general’s office...
The D.C. Open Government Coalition testified Friday (13) against proposed budget cuts for the Office of Open Government and in favor of a separate board of directors. OGC Government Affairs chair Bob...

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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..