Legislators are back in Raleigh, with a mystery agenda

North Carolina lawmakers are returning to Raleigh this week, but they’re not giving the public many details on what they plan to vote on. Both the state House of Representatives and the state Senate are due back in session Wednesday. A spokeswoman for Republican Senate leader Phil Berger said the Senate might have votes that…

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Changes to Indian Trail public records policy raises questions

From wsoctv.com: INDIAN TRAIL, N.C. — Proposed changes to the public records policy in Indian Trail are raising questions about government transparency.

Tuesday evening, the Town Council will vote on the proposal, which civil rights experts said could limit citizens’ access to information.

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Under the new policy, residents would have to prepay a 75 percent deposit for any records requests that could exceed $100.

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North Carolina lawmakers approve bill opening private campus police records to the public

From The Fayetteville Observer:  The General Assembly has approved a bill that would open police records on all private school campuses to the public.

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The legislation requires campus police at private colleges and universities to publicly disclose records, including narrative descriptions surrounding arrests and 911 calls.

 

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NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for April 26, 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.

 

New Mexico court nixes damages against NM attorney general

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Only one law enforcement agency fully complies with public records request

From Port City Daily:

One week after Port City Daily sent public records requests to five municipal law enforcement agencies, only one agency fully complied with the public records request.

On Friday, March 8, Port City Daily sent a public records request to Wilmington, Leland, Wrightsville Beach, Surf City and Carolina Beach police departments.

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