The National Freedom of Information Coalition joined more than 260 organizations in signing a Government Accountability Project letter to government leaders, supporting the strengthening of whistleblower protections. The letter, sent to President Biden and Congressional leaders, calls for restoring bipartisan support for whistleblower rights, to ensure government accountability. Stakeholders signing the letter included a broad…
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Editorial: Brownback vs. Transparency in Kansas
Dog catchers, school board members, county commissioners, governors — all politicians run for public office swearing up and down they’ll stand against government secrecy — they’ll swear your right to be informed about the people and processes that govern you will not be infringed on their watch.
And then they win election.
NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for May 11, 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:
Is secrecy justified in George Zimmerman case?
On the very first day George Zimmerman faced a judge on charges of murdering Trayvon Martin, it appeared the special prosecutor and Zimmerman's attorney were working together to keep certain records secret.
NFOIC’s FOI Friday for March 23, 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. Be sure to check out Sunshine Week 2012 News while you're at it.
Hacking as a Civic Duty
NFOIC’s FOI Friday for January 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:
Private-sector lobbyists stand to collect public-sector pensions
Government-wide information sharing for democratic accountability
A paper from The Brookings Institution: