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D.C. Open Government Coalition board member Sandra Moscoso is writing a series of posts about open government. This is part of a series that will become a case study in the D.C. Open Government...
WASHINGTON— More than a dozen conservation and transparency groups called on the new Congress today to fix systemic issues and close loopholes that allow federal agencies to delay releases of public...
The news media are powerful players in the world of government transparency and public accountability. One important tool for ensuring public accountability is through invoking transparency mandates...
Why don’t we know how often college athletes get concussions, or when students get disciplined for hazing, and whether those problems are getting better or worse? They’re simple questions with complex...
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied UNC-Chapel Hill’s appeal regarding the release of sexual assault records, ending a four-year legal battle between the university and local media. The lawsuit...
More than $6 million in taxpayer money flowed to Austin nonprofits affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, but taxpayers might never learn the identities of the organizations that got the money or get a...
The new executive director of Pennsylvania’s Office of Open Records sees the role she is taking on as a continuation of her current work at the state’s auditor general’s office in holding government...
Message from New Mexico Foundation for Open Government President Susan Boe: Several weeks before a mob swarmed our halls of Congress, Executive Director Melanie Majors and I discussed making democracy...
The New England First Amendment Coalition is launching a monthly educational series featuring short, practical lessons on journalism and the First Amendment. The goal of the program — called "30...
Fritz Mulhauser | DC Open Government Coalition We put aside year-end reflections on D.C. affairs as two events consumed the city this week— initially, Wednesday’s (6) news about the election in...
On Jan. 5, Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition, Colorado Press Association, Colorado Broadcasters Association, Society of Professional Journalists – Colorado Pro Chapter and Colorado News...
Fourteen organizations, including Reinvent Albany, sent a letter to legislative leaders asking that the New York State Senate and Assembly adopt rules reform to ensure a more open and democratic...
Admitting its failure to comply with the state’s Opening Meetings Law, the Pitkin County government settled a lawsuit where its commissioners were accused of doing public business in private. The...
The Florida Department of Health wants nearly $17,000 to hand over public records about the state’s coronavirus vaccine prioritization and distribution plan — a high financial barrier preventing the...
Do you have research in freedom of information that will make a difference? Then submit your proposal to the National Freedom of Information Coalition’s research paper competition for presentation at...