Missouri and Rhode Island open government groups join NFOIC

News Release For Immediate Release – August 16, 2019  Contact: Daniel Bevarly, Executive Director National Freedom of Information Coalition dbevarly@nfoic.org 352-294-7082 State and local public institutions are epicenters for open government and freedom of information (FOI) challenges occurring across the nation. Government transparency is a hallmark of our democracy and journalists, organizations and residents rely on their states’…


State website aims to show how Missouri’s government spends money

Missouri has a website designed to make government more transparent, according to state Treasurer Eric Schmitt. Schmitt’s office recently launched ShowMeCheckbook.mo.gov, which he calls “a one-stop shop” for information on state finances, revenue, payroll, expenses and cash flow. “This new website is powered by over 20 million individual data points, boiled down into easy-to-use charts, graphs,…


NFOIC in NOLA: A reaction from Missouri Sunshine Coalition

This from Mike Sherry, board president of NFOIC member Missouri Sunshine Coalition:

As usual, the annual conference of the National Freedom of Information Coalition provide a lot of food for thought. Given that it took place in New Orleans, this year’s conference also provided some good victuals as well.

I attended the May 17-18 conference, as did President Emeritus Jim Robertson.