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In October, interested citizens can learn about open government laws at free seminars in the Treasure Valley. Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, who is leading the seminars, will explain what these...
One of California’s oldest government transparency laws is expected to get a boost if a new bill that removes the fear of a financial burden from those requesting public records is signed into law in...
SAN ANTONIO — Two state legislative aides will soon be honored for their work connected to Texas' open records law. Kelsey Erickson, general counsel to Sen. Kirk Watson, and Katy Aldredge, capitol...
Top staffers for Gov. Kate Brown privately worked against a pro-transparency bill that ultimately failed in June, according to records released by Oregon’s public records advocate in the wake of her...
Denver’s Police Department has agreed to a $50,000 settlement with Colorado Independent Editor Susan Greene, whose First Amendment rights officers violated when they wrongfully handcuffed and detained...
For Immediate Release (09/12/2019) Contact: Daniel Bevarly Executive Director, NFOIC dbevarly@nfoic.org 352-294-7082 McCall Open, accessible and accountable government with freedom to public...
(TNS) — GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Mayor Lauren Poe and other city officials in this college town spent part of their day on July 18 exchanging emails about proposed development projects, replying to...
It is deeply disturbing that a public agency — whose compliance with state transparency laws is found by the Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts to fall “drastically short” — concludes its response to...
During the 2018-2019 school year, four public school districts in Oklahoma hired contract lobbyists. In addition to raising concerns about government accountability and indirect funneling of taxpayer...
For Immediate Release (09/05/2019) Contact: Daniel Bevarly Executive Director, NFOIC dbevarly@nfoic.org 352-294-7082 The National Freedom of Information Coalition is pleased to announce the...
Kenosha County Board has unanimously passed a new ordinance focused on improving transparency within local government. Behind a yearlong initiative from Board Supervisor Zach Rodriguez, the county...
Two bills were passed in the final days of the legislative session which change the way the public can access information we are entitled to as taxpayers. They are Senate Bills (SB) 224 and 287....
No Connecticut governor may have ever rushed to the defense of the public's right to know faster than Governor Lamont did last week when his public health commissioner, Renee Coleman-Mitchell, said...
KANKAKEE — For the third time in a year, the city of Kankakee has decided to release public records after the Daily Journal appealed its decisions to keep them secret. In the latest case, the city was...
Nearly three months after Volcano Bay visitors and employees were mysteriously shocked by an electric current at the water park, Universal Orlando and city-owned OUC have worked in tandem to withhold...