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July was a busy month for Mayor Jim Kenney. He navigated two big controversies — the decision to evict, then reinstate the Made in America concert on the Ben Franklin Parkway and the nonrenewal of the...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A bill proposed by a Missouri state senator would close several lawmaker emails and other records from public access. Sen. Ed Emery on Tuesday pitched the bill to a Senate...
Every legislative session there are efforts to limit or change the public's access to government documents and records. And this year is no different. In the 111th Tennessee General Assembly ,...
The press secretary for former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has been cited for allegedly violating the Georgia Open Records Act in the first-ever criminal complaint filed in connection with the law, the...
The Maryland Court of Appeals ruled recently that state police personnel files are not completely off-limits under the Maryland Public Information Act , a finding that could broaden access to a whole...
A bill draft from Nevada’s attorney general may propose stiffer penalties for public officials who violate the state’s open-meeting law. During a meeting Wednesday, the attorney general’s Open Meeting...
ST. PETERSBURG — As a commissioner on the St. Petersburg Housing Authority's governing board, Terri Lipsey Scott considers it her duty to scrutinize how the agency is run. So Scott was taken aback...
Reporting a story on the Park County sheriff last month, 9NEWS journalists Noel Brennan and Bryan Wendland were told they couldn’t bring their cameras into a county commissioners’ meeting that was...
For decades, the Hoosier State Press Association has fought a war on two fronts to preserve the concept of publication of public notices to inform citizens of actions taken or contemplated by state...
OLYMPIA — Even as the bitterness from last year’s public-records showdown continues to linger, a state lawmaker from Seattle is sponsoring new legislation to open up some of the Legislature’s records....
A Florida police chief's decision not to release the names of some of the five women killed in a bank shooting this week represents the first high-profile test of a law being enacted in several states...
Sen. John A. Sapien, District 9, (Bernalillo and Sandoval) has introduced a bill in the New Mexico Senate that would significantly change the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA) –...
TRAVERSE CITY — When it comes to the deets on public officials in the five-county Grand Traverse area, it's a toss-up. Government-issued email? Or personal email? While there are no hard and fast...
One of the biggest contrasts in public access to state and local governments in Iowa came into focus last week, and Iowans should be concerned by what occurred. A bit of context: Iowans have long had...