NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for May 31, 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 and check out content from this year's FOI Summit at the 2013 FOI Summit Wrap-up.

The danger next door: Public often kept in the dark about stockpiles of explosive materials

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NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for October 19, 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:

Records reveal Boston police spy on political and peace groups

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Michigan State court to decide if fiscal review meetings must be open to public

From Detroit News:

Financial review teams have convened behind closed doors in Michigan for decades to scrutinize the spending of troubled cities and school districts.

But when a 10-member review team descended on Detroit — the state's largest city — in December, the secrecy didn't sit well with wary residents.

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