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Following the money has gotten a little harder in South Carolina. A state Supreme Court ruling on Wednesday scaled back a 27-year-old legal norm that any private entity receiving public money must...
The ACLU and a Kitty Hawk resident have asked a Wake County judge to order a North Carolina lawmaker to release correspondence to and from her office about a plastic bag ban. Kitty Hawk resident Craig...
“NO TAKE-BACKS” is a common rule on the elementary school playground. It is not the rule when it comes to public records in the state of California, where public agencies can and do try to claw back...
In an effort to prevent or expose conflicts of interest in the executive branch, House and Senate Democrats are pushing legislation that would force senior members of the Trump administration to...
The spending activities of a South Carolina tourism marketer that receives tax dollars are not subject to the state's Freedom of Information Act, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The decision...
I n January , The Verge revealed a new contract that gave Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) access to a nationwide network of license plate readers maintained by Vigilant Solutions. The...
When a 15-year-old Vista High School freshman texted a school math teacher in 2012-13 that he reminded her of her father, the teacher responded, “Or maybe like a boyfriend.” Three years later, school...
A letter from Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery to the region's police departments spells out, apparently for the first time, a system that puts the prosecutor's office in control of whether...
Read the latest news from member coalition the Virginia Coalition for Open Government.
Summary : A 2017-2018 public records policy audit by Tennessee Coalition for Open Government has found that many governmental bodies have adopted rigid rules and hurdles that threaten to slow down or...
The Washington Post editorial board wrote this morning (21) praising the “rigor and openness” of D.C. police internal trial board proceedings, concluding “it’s good that the D.C. police department...
The only webpage on Medicare.gov that was dedicated to describing how the Affordable Care Act affects Medicare was quietly taken down last year, a government-transparency group has found . Before...
he Appellate Division ruled on Tuesday that a person seeking records under the state’s Open Public Records Act does not have to be a resident of the state. In a published opinion covering a trio of...
JEFFERSON CITY — An ongoing lawsuit has elicited more answers about Gov. Eric Greitens' secret communications than Attorney General Josh Hawley obtained, in large part because the lawyer working the...
FAYETTE — The Missouri Supreme Court could be tasked with interpreting the state's open record laws, Judge Scott Hayes of the 14th Judicial Circuit Court said on Wednesday. The legal question at hand...