JEFFERSON CITY— The Sunshine Law, Missouri’s open records law, could be getting a big boost through legislation discussed Monday in a state House hearing. Missouri would join at least 15 other states in creating an official division that would not only enforce open records laws more strongly, but also provide guidance to the public and […]
Florida – Two Martin County commissioners, and one former Martin County commissioner were arrested Tuesday for violating public records law, confirmed a spokeswoman with Martin County Sheriff’s Office. Current commissioners Sarah Heard, Edward Fielding and former commissioner Anne Scott turned themselves in. They were booked under similar circumstances and released according to MCSO. The case […]
Denver is lawyering up in response to the district attorney’s review of potential criminal open records violations.
As part of a special counsel contract that was already in place, the city has asked Davis, Graham and Stubbs LLP to represent the city attorney’s office in the district attorney’s review of possible open records violations.
The Kentucky Court of Appeals has upheld a ruling that the state Cabinet for Families and Children “improperly and willfully” denied a newspaper’s request for records in a child abuse death and must pay damages.
In an order Friday, the appeals court ordered the cabinet to pay the Todd County Standard newspaper nearly $10,000 in attorney fees and more than $6,000 in fines for violating the state Open Records Act.
Virginia won't be adding criminal penalties to its Freedom of Information Act any time soon.
The state's FOIA Council shot that proposal down Wednesday afternoon without even needing to send it to a subcommittee for study.