NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for June 1, 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:

Georgia's new open budget law has low compliance

ATLANTA — About half the cities, counties and school districts have yet to comply with a state law designed to make it easier for taxpayers to see how their money is being spent.


Work sessions endanger transparency in operations of Miss. government bodies

From The Republic:

GULFPORT, Miss. — The Grenada Star newspaper recently uncovered a plan by city and county officials to charter a bus and head 60 miles to Oxford to spend the day discussing business at a club near the town square.

The newspaper in the northwest Mississippi town began asking questions and ran an editorial about the retreat involving the Grenada City Council, Grenada County Board of Supervisors and others.