NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for June 15, 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:

Judge expects Sebring case ruling in week


50 states and no winners

From State Integrity Investigation:

The tales are sadly familiar to even the most casual observer of state politics.


State officials make lofty promises when it comes to ethics in government. They tout the transparency of legislative processes, accessibility of records, and the openness of public meetings. But these efforts often fall short of providing any real transparency or legitimate hope of rooting out corruption. 


West Virginia House of Delegates advances FOIA bill

From MetroNews:

The Minority Leader in the state House of Delegates says legislation written to update West Virginia's Freedom of Information Act could, in a lot of ways, be a defining moment at the State Capitol.

"We're coming down to, really, where the Legislature needs to make a decision," Delegate Tim Armstead said on Wednesday's MetroNews Talkline.