NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for December 28, 2012

State FOIA Friday News 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:

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NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for August 24, 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:

Judge to hear arguments in public records dispute

DOVER — A Superior Court judge has scheduled oral arguments in a case that will determine if a Kent County sewer and water utility is subject to Delaware’s public records law or if the entity can continue to keep its detailed financial and operational documents private.

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Accessing access to public records in NC

From WFAE:

Of the 115 requests Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department received since the start of last year, nearly 40 percent were from lawyers and about a third of them got a full response in a month or less. By contrast, there other records requests going on five and six months without a resolution – they tend to be a lot more broad and complicated.

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Council meeting was an exercise in open government

From Hickory Daily Record:

The Hickory City Council meeting on Tuesday was an exercise in open government. A Hickory resident took advantage of a statement on the agenda to force discussion on an issue, and the state’s open records law was illuminated for all to hear.

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