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In 2010, two University of California, Santa Cruz researchers found themselves in an unexpected situation. Part of a team studying the impacts of lead poisoning on the endangered California condor,...
Whether it’s addressing your city council, doing genealogical research at a courthouse or wanting to know how much your local school superintendent makes a year, the common element is access to public...
The release of the Mueller report this past week has brought with it renewed interest in the practice of “redaction” in which the government blacks out portions of officially released documents to...
The administration of Gov. Matt Bevin "willfully" withheld public records about sexual harassment and discrimination alleged by a former top social services official, Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip...
In a move slammed by proponents of press freedom, Georgia politicians are considering a law that would create a journalism board to oversee the work of journalists in the state. The move, introduced...
The Texas Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a bill by Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, that aims to restore the strength of the state’s freedom-of-information law following two 2015 court rulings...

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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. 

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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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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.