NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for June 14, 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.

 

Private prison firm CCA defends record on transparency in Vt.

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Michigan House committee to debate FOIA fees cap

From San Francisco Chronicle:  LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan House committee is expected to take up a bill that would restrict how much government agencies can charge for Freedom of Information Act requests.

The House Oversight Committee is expected to consider the bill Tuesday. It would prohibit a public body from charging more than 10 cents a page for a copy of public record under the act.

 

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OGIS to focus on FOIA fees, immigration records, says Nisbet

From Fierce Government:

Freedom of Information Act fees and fee waivers are a persistent problem for agency FOIA offices and for requesters, according to Miriam Nisbet, director of the Office of Government Information Services at the National Archives and Records Administration.

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NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for October 26, 2012

Keyboard key for AccessA 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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