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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.

NFOIC protects your right to open government. Will you invest in freedom of information and our mission by donating today?

Recent news
LANSING — Michigan is one of two states in the U.S. that does not require financial disclosures from its elected officials. Rep. Julie Calley, Portland-R, announced a plan on Thursday, May 16, to...
A bill that would bring records disclosing how government agencies spend taxpayer money back into public view is likely headed to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk. Senate Bill 943, which passed in the Senate...
Last Tuesday the Saguache Board of County Commissioners approved a motion to release the unapproved audio recordings of the BoCC meetings and written minutes (stamped “draft”) immediately following...
WASHINGTON — The chair of Washington, D.C.’s City Council has proposed an amendment to the city’s 2020 budget that would severely limit access to public records. The Washington Post reports the...
NEW BLOOMFIELD — State Auditor Nicole Galloway is seeking a ruling from the state attorney general on whether the Governor's use of the First Amendment to deny access to information under the Sunshine...
The banging jolted Bryan Carmody awake. Outside his San Francisco home Friday morning, the longtime journalist saw a throng of police officers with a sledgehammer, trying to break down his front gate....

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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. More to come. 

2019 FOI Summit

 

 

NFOIC’s priorities provide strategic direction for the national state FOI coalitions to address challenges and solutions for each branch of state and local government with needed legislative and policy reforms to increase transparency and access and accountability.  

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