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For Immediate Release Contact: Daniel Bevarly Executive Director, NFOIC dbevarly@nfoic.org 352-294-7082 (02/12/2020) The Pennsylvania Freedom of Information Coalition and the Nevada Coalition for Open...
The National Freedom of Information Coalition is pleased to announce the publication of its latest white paper, “Blueprint to Transparency: Non-compliance and Lack of Enforcement of Open Records Laws...
For Immediate Release Contact: Daniel Bevarly Frank LoMonte Executive Director, NFOIC Executive Director, Brechner Center dbevarly@nfoic.org flomonte@ufl.edu 352-294-7082 352-392-2273 Do you have...
Democratic lawmakers in Annapolis have filed three separate bills aimed at strengthening the state’s public records law, which is used by journalists, attorneys, inmates and other members of the...
The Hamilton County Attorney's Office destroyed 98% of records requested by the Times Free Press, amid a disagreement over reasonable charges. The fight for the records, which were requested six...
The federal judiciary charges 10 cents per page to pull up court files from its online record repository. The fees can add up quickly, and users must consider whether each click to view a public...
BOSTON — A provision buried deep in Gov. Charlie Baker's proposed budget would limit access to birth and death certificates in Massachusetts. If approved, individuals would be able to obtain their own...
Ginger McCall’s parting gift to Oregon was a crash course in the importance of independence. McCall, Oregon’s first public records advocate, resigned last year after just 18 months on the job, citing...
JEFFERSON CITY — In 2017, a prisoner in Farmington Correctional Center wrote to the state auditor’s office. The handwritten letter made a formal request for records related to the prison’s medical...
“The further a society drifts from truth, the more it will hate those who speak it.” —George Orwell The collapse of local news reporting in communities across California and the rest of the country is...
If you wander around the Washington state Capitol this year, you’ll see fresh messages posted outside many legislators’ offices. “No paper, please,” read some of the new flyers. “We are going...
As the Colorado Press Association prepared to meet Jan. 17, a Colorado judicial branch committee had a scheduled — ironically closed-door — meeting to consider a new rule on the sealing of criminal...
ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo — The mother of the man shot and killed while he was walking home from the Dry Creek light rail station more than a decade ago said he was targeted by the perpetrators in part...
A set of proposed disciplinary guidelines for the South Bend Police Department has support from some community activists and the local police union in part because they say the punishment for...
When I talk with citizen groups in Tennessee about open government, people tell me they want more information about what their government is doing, not less. An informed citizenry results in better...