NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for August 30, 2013

From NFOIC:  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.

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NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for July 12, 2013

From NFOIC:  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.

The Advocate — Baton Rouge, Opinion: Overturn bad ethics law

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Connecticut officials miss deadline to make appointments to FOI task force

From The Register Citizen:  The state missed its first deadline in forming a task force to weigh exemptions to the Freedom of Information Act carved out by the legislature in response to the Newtown shootings.

The law, which was emergency certified and passed on the final

The state missed its first deadline in forming a task force to weigh exemptions to the Freedom of Information Act carved out by the legislature in response to the Newtown shootings.

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Newtown officials ordered to provide 911 calls to public records panel for review

From Washington Post:  A state Freedom of Information commission on Monday ordered Newtown officials to provide it with 911 calls from the day of the shooting inside Sandy Hook Elementary School as it considers an appeal for their release by The Associated Press.

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Newtown officials ordered to provide 911 calls to public records panel for review

From The Republic:  HARTFORD, Connecticut — A state Freedom of Information commission on Monday ordered Newtown officials to provide it with 911 calls from the day of the shooting inside Sandy Hook Elementary School as it considers an appeal for their release by The Associated Press.

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Bill letting Newtown families veto disclosure might raise fairness issues

From Hartford Courant:  The secretly drafted bill that would give Newtown massacre victims' families the power to veto disclosure of some investigative records might create a broader precedent — because future crime victims' families could ask for the same power in their less-celebrated cases, the head of the state Freedom of Information Commission said Thursday.

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NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for May 10, 2013

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.

 

Attorney General issues informal opinion on Iowa Public Radio questions

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Sandy Hook Massacre the focus of one of two major Conn. FOI cases

From the New England First Amendment Coalition:

Virtually every news organization in Connecticut has joined a friend of the court action to the state Supreme Court asking it to overturn a lower court restriction on how much information police must release in a criminal investigation.

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