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Londonderry Township has drawn the state Office of Open Records into its legal battle with a persistent Susquehanna River islander. In a petition filed with Dauphin County Court, township officials ar...More
The Vermont Attorney General’s Office this week began posting online all public records requests and responses from 2017 and 2018. The decision to make the information public was driven by criticism f...More
A bill to require state agencies to report spending and revenues on a state website will be considered by lawmakers during the 2018 legislative session. Senate File 77, sponsored by Sen. Anthony Bouch...More
The Coalition to Save Jackson Park has filed a lawsuit against the Chicago Park District for violating the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The Coalition is an organization that aims to address Sout...More
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — New Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer is promising that state government will launch two new accountability websites within four months. Colyer signed four executive orders Thursday aimed at...More
BOSTON (AP) — A special commission examining whether the Legislature should continue to enjoy an exemption from the state's open records law is about to meet publicly for the first time. The review wa...More
WASHINGTON — Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine is demanding the release of a secret memo outlining President Trump’s interpretation of his legal authority to wage war. Kaine, a member of the Armed Services an...More
The Century Foundation, a public policy think tank, sued the U.S. Department of Education on Thursday seeking the release of records on controversial higher education accrediting agencies that are lin...More
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration is forcing state lawmakers to use the public-records law to get emails regarding a deadly Legionnaires' disease outbreak at the Illinois Vet...More
In a settlement this week of a lawsuit over the release of public records, the state of Vermont will pay $30,500 in attorneys fees and costs and the Agency of Education will provide to a journalist in...More
A health care merger with a promise of transparency is now the subject of legislation to keep certain information confidential. Ballad Health is asking lawmakers in Tennessee to keep some of their "co...More
Louisiana business groups want state government to create a website they say would give residents a clearer picture of how taxpayers' money is spent. Supporters say LouisianaCheckbook.com would make s...More
FORT SMITH -- City directors voted Tuesday night to proceed with appealing a Jan. 4 Sebastian County Circuit Court ruling that three directors violated the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act by using...More
North Carolina lawmakers are returning to Raleigh this week, but they’re not giving the public many details on what they plan to vote on. Both the state House of Representatives and the state Senate a...More
WASHINGTON — The New York Times is asking the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to unseal secret documents related to the wiretapping of Carter Page, the onetime Trump campaign adviser at the ce...More