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NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for May 24, 2013

We’re sorry we missed our usual State FOIA Friday last week (May 17) but we were otherwise occupied in New Orleans for the annual FOI Summit.

A few state FOIA and local open government news items selected from many of interest that we might or might not have drawn attention to earlier in the week. While you're at it, be sure to check out State FOIA Friday Archives.

 

UW-Madison seeks limits on open records regarding research

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Celebrating International Sunshine Week In Oakland with more open government (community voices)

From Oakland Local:

This past week was “International Sunshine Week,” a national initiative dedicated to educating the American public about the importance of open and accessible government.

Here in Oakland, we have done a lot in recent days to advance the cause of open local government, so we too had much to celebrate last week.

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Court: California university must move to disclose venture returns

From Reuters:

SAN FRANCISCO (Oct 23, 2012) – The University of California must try to obtain and then disclose closely guarded information on the investment performance of venture capital funds managed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sequoia Capital, a state judge said in a tentative ruling made public on Tuesday.

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Personal calendar reveals DeMaio met with Manchester, Ca.

From I-Newsource:

San Diego mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio keeps a private calendar that shows he had appointments with newspaper owner Doug Manchester in December and in May, despite his office insisting no records of communication exist between the two men.

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NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for August 24, 2012

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

Judge to hear arguments in public records dispute

DOVER — A Superior Court judge has scheduled oral arguments in a case that will determine if a Kent County sewer and water utility is subject to Delaware’s public records law or if the entity can continue to keep its detailed financial and operational documents private.

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