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A major battle plays out daily in Colorado as some of our elected and appointed officials — all of whom took a solemn oath to serve all Coloradans — do everything possible to frustrate disclosing...
ATLANTA — Jim Zachary has been named president of the Georgia First Amendment Foundation. Zachary, who is CNHI's deputy national editor and editor of The Valdosta Daily Times, was elevated by the GFAF...
Gov. Tony Evers has now released one day of his emails, having previously denied a similar request. Good. Keep going, governor. Fully embrace open government, regardless of who is asking for public...
The Office of Attorney General Derek Schmidt and The Kansas Sunshine Coalition for Open Government will provide local public training on open meetings and open records later this month. The training...
As of the early morning hours on Dec. 2, Douglas County law enforcement radios faded from public access. Channels once available for anyone to hear now broadcast a stream of garbled talk and...
Local governments say OPRA is “fraught with abuse and misuse.” Bordentown City, Florence, Willingboro are among municipalities asking for OPRA reform. Bordentown City, Florence and Willingboro are...
Why aren’t candidates for local municipal offices required to fill out the N.C. State Ethics Commission’s statement of economic interest disclosure forms? It should be a common-sense move by the...
ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia ethics commission filed a lawsuit Friday seeking communications between Democrat Stacey Abrams’ unsuccessful 2018 campaign for governor and several third-party organizations...
Millions of publicly available data points about Denver’s government disappeared last Friday after the website that hosted them went dark. The city’s open data catalog reappeared Tuesday, apparently...
Transparency has suffered greatly in local government this year. The Mecklenburg Board of Commissioners effectively voted on a budget via email. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board withheld...
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel's Office executed a search warrant Friday related to its Make Your Date investigation, seeking information from the city's information technology department. A...
House Bill 195 would make it illegal for any local or state government agency to sue members of the public for requesting records. Floridians shouldn’t have to worry about being sued for exercising...
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...