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The Colorado Independent Ethics Commission has substantially revised its proposed records access rules in response to criticism from news media associations, citizens and the Colorado Secretary of...
April 13, 2018, Statement of Robert S. Becker - On behalf of the D.C. Open Government Coalition, Before the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety - Council of the District of Columbia, Budget...
AMARILLO, Texas - A lawsuit against the City of Amarillo claims city council members and the mayor violated the Texas Open Meetings Act multiple times. Claudette Smith and Michael Fisher filed a...
Some Florida lawmakers received better grades this year when it came to transparency in government, but erosion of the state’s famed “Sunshine Laws” continued with more exemptions passed. Lawmakers...
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has used four separate agency email addresses since taking office, according to Senate Democrats and an EPA official, prompting concerns...
TRENTON - A backlash across the country against sexual misconduct by those in positions of power has resulted in dozens of state lawmakers being reprimanded or forced out of office. But in New Jersey,...
Gov. Ralph Northam has signed two bills that forbid public schools and colleges from releasing a student’s email address or phone number without written consent. Release of such information is...
Following a lawsuit brought by two freelance journalists represented by attorneys from the Reporters Committee, the public will have access to more information about how the Charlottesville Police...
The Arkansas Freedom of Information Act Task Force on Monday voted on four proposed tweaks to the public-records law, erring on the side of more disclosure and transparency in each case. The committee...
After trying for three years to make the state judicial branch subject to the Colorado Open Records Act, Rep. Polly Lawrence finally notched a victory Thursday when a legislative committee passed an...
Denver Police Department Chief Robert White insulted his officers, used poor communication when responding to an open records request and runs a department described as having “dysfunctional...
When it comes to the open meeting law, state officials say, the 11 miles separating an out-of-town hotel and St. Anthony City Hall can make all the difference. The state Department of Administration...
A frustrated D.C. Council in 2016 ordered a new analysis of school-by-school enrollment, growth plans and needed building upgrades. The dream -- to end years of obscure renovation decisions by writing...
Louisiana's lawmakers are considering ways to lock away more information from public view this session, proposing a list of public records exemptions that would chip away at people's rights to see...
The New York Post has settled a landmark lawsuit charging that the city Department of Education routinely violated the state Freedom of Information Law. Under the settlement, the DOE not only turned...