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Johnson Controls takes secret data case to Minn. Supreme Court

From Minnesota Public Radio: ROSEVILLE, Minn. — The company hired to oversee a major reconstruction project for the St. Louis County Schools will argue today before the Minnesota Supreme Court that certain data involved in the project is not subject to the state's open records law.

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NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for August 17, 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:

Three bills increase government transparency in Delaware

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Dayton signs open-government bill inspired by Burnsville schools payout

From Chicago Tribune:

Local governments can no longer pay top officials under fire to resign without publicly saying why, thanks to a bill unanimously supported by state lawmakers and signed by the governor.

"I think it was ripe," said Rep. Pam Myhra, the bill's author. "I just think it was ready; taxpayers and parents really wanted to see this. I think stakeholders knew it was time."

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