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NC Sen. Goolsby wants to strengthen open meetings, public records laws with jail time for violators

From PortCityDaily.com:

Saying government employees and bureaucrats can “break the law with impunity” when it comes the state’s open meetings and public records laws, Sen. Thom Goolsby, a Wilmington Republican and trial attorney, wants to give the law some teeth.

And by teeth he means up to 20 days in jail.

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NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for February 1, 2013

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NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for November 16, 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:

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NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for October 5, 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:

Advocates fight to keep Georgia archives open to public

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Attorney releases phone records for ex-UNC coach to media outlets in public-records lawsuit

From The Washington Post:

An attorney has released cellphone records for fired North Carolina football coach Butch Davis to media outlets, saying it should prove “once and for all” that Davis did nothing wrong regarding misconduct by players.

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N.C. Supreme Court will consider case involving private campus police records

From Student Press Law Center (SPLC):

The North Carolina Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case regarding campus police records at private schools, an important victory for the Elon University graduate and former student journalist.

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