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Wisconsin’s tradition of government transparency rests on the state’s open records and open meetings laws. They declare that nearly every government document is open to public inspection, and nearly...
For Immediate Release (11/07/2019) Contact: Daniel Bevarly Executive Director, NFOIC dbevarly@nfoic.org 352-294-7082 After 25 years being hosted at the University of Syracuse, the national FOI-L...
Colorado open records laws do little to regulate retention of government communications , such as those sent through messaging apps. Your take? Have you ever heard of Confide , a messaging app that...
CHEYENNE – Lawmakers proposed clarifications to the new ombudsman position and amendments to the Public Records Act on Friday during the second day of the Legislature’s Joint Judiciary Interim...
A list of candidates for the University of Colorado system president were described as “finalists” in emails between regents, contrary to the system’s previous assertions that President Mark Kennedy...
Email inboxes are slated to be purged this week for hundreds of state employees, The Denver Post has learned — a move that promises to eliminate access to government records that would otherwise be...
CHEYENNE – After working for nearly 30 years in Washington, D.C., Ruth Van Mark wasn’t expecting to take on a new job in Wyoming. Instead, she was planning to retire back in the state she grew up in....
During an unusual and sparsely-attended lunch meeting, the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents today nominated and selected member Gary Pierson as the board’s next chairman effective March 2020....
Oklahoma House legislators will take on a larger role in overseeing state boards and commissions by regularly attending their public meetings and private executive sessions. House Speaker Charles...
SELBY, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota county auditor accused of failing to make documents available for a public meeting was arrested and charged with violating the state’s open meetings law, in a rare...
Michigan's attorney general spoke for more than an hour to a packed auditorium Thursday at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library in Midland about the transparency of the Michigan government -- and...
The 10th episode of Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden’s “Counsel for the State” podcast is out, and it focuses on the significance of Idaho’s open meeting and public records laws and this month’s...
SALEM — Oregon’s departing public records advocate said high fees often create a barrier for requesters seeking public information, and called for more clarity and less discretion for public bodies...
State law requires local governments to be open and transparent. These two facets are important for the community as well as news outlets, in order for everyone to be remain informed. City and county...
VALDOSTA — “Sunshine Laws: A Guide to Open Government in Georgia,” known as the state as "Red Book" has been updated, revised and the sixth edition is now available to the public. The guide contains...