NFOIC’s FOI Friday for April 20, 2012

A few open government and FOIA news items selected from many of interest that we might or might not have drawn attention to earlier:

Jessica Dorrell, Bobby Petrino Scandal Shows Power Of FOIA

Bobby Petrino is just the latest Arkansas coach to reveal a bit too much on a state issued cell phone. Petrino was dismissed by Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long on before his phone records became available, but the revealing records won't make it any easier for him to land his next job.


Arkansas attorney general’s office says open-records law allows videotaping of public meetings

From The Republic:

The city council of a northern Arkansas town does not have the right to ban video recordings of its public meetings, according to an opinion from the state attorney general.