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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Englewood Cliffs council looks into whether increasing cost of public records is legal

From North Jersey:

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS – Nearly three weeks after the borough council took steps to raise the cost of an open records request from 5 to 25 cents a page, residents are still paying the lower rate for copies of public records while the council finds out if the increase is legal.

“The next step is to find out if we can do it,” Council President Joseph Favaro said Wednesday.

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NFOIC supports lawsuit challenging new CIA charges to public records requesters

COLUMBIA, Mo. (February 22, 2012) – In a federal district court lawsuit supported by the National Freedom of Information Coalition (NFOIC) and the Knight FOI Fund, a Virginia watchdog organization is challenging a new CIA regulation that obstructs citizen challenges to government overclassification by imposing excessive charges in the review process.

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