News Release – NFOIC study looks at 2019 state transparency bills

For Immediate Release   Contact: Daniel Bevarly Executive Director, NFOIC 352-294-7082 NFOIC reveals pilot project results looking at 2019 state transparency bills nationwide The National Freedom of Information Coalition is pleased to announce the publication of its latest research, “Legislating Open Government: The Prevalence of Transparency-Related Language in 2019 State Legislative Bills.” The report is…


Arizona bills seek to limit access to public information

For one state lawmaker, allowing political candidates to keep their home addresses out of the public record would help ensure their safety. For another, allowing former judges to keep their addresses and phone numbers out of public records would accomplish the same.

Three bills introduced so far during this legislative session would make what currently is public information private, including a measure that would keep the names of lottery winners secret for 90 days to give those people time to prepare for the world knowing.