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When state Sen. John Cooke asked for email communications of the top official for the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission last fall, the agency’s response stunned him. “There are no records...
By Daniel Bevarly, NFOIC executive director, dbevarly@nfoic.org Anyone interested in transparency in state and local governments must be following the developments in the City of Atlanta. The former...
DENVER (AP) — The press operation for Colorado's liberal Democratic governor, Jared Polis, is being criticized after it asked two small town newspapers to remove from their websites a news story...
A Tarrant County grand jury indicted Forest Hill Mayor Gerald Joubert Wednesday on charges of tampering with a government record. The grand jury ruled that Joubert did not properly witness signatures...
While being trained as a Public Administrator at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, one of the most rigorous programs in the country, the University made sure we left our studies prepared, not only...
The state Supreme Court has spent a lot of money — literally millions of dollars — to update the computer systems in its magistrate and circuit courts across the state. But whether that will ever pay...
Why is the $92,600 taken from the Water Fund to pay City Hall salaries something citizens should even be concerned about? Every dollar that the City can avoid paying the salaries of the City Manager...
The Jackson Free Press is asking the Hinds County Board of Supervisors to delay its unanimous vote yesterday to dispose of documents relating to its former administrations as well as former County...
STRASBURG, Colo. — The five-member Strasburg Fire Protection District board is facing a lawsuit, accused of violating state law regarding executive session. A group of concerned citizens, Friends of...
In October, interested citizens can learn about open government laws at free seminars in the Treasure Valley. Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, who is leading the seminars, will explain what these...
One of California’s oldest government transparency laws is expected to get a boost if a new bill that removes the fear of a financial burden from those requesting public records is signed into law in...
SAN ANTONIO — Two state legislative aides will soon be honored for their work connected to Texas' open records law. Kelsey Erickson, general counsel to Sen. Kirk Watson, and Katy Aldredge, capitol...
Top staffers for Gov. Kate Brown privately worked against a pro-transparency bill that ultimately failed in June, according to records released by Oregon’s public records advocate in the wake of her...
Denver’s Police Department has agreed to a $50,000 settlement with Colorado Independent Editor Susan Greene, whose First Amendment rights officers violated when they wrongfully handcuffed and detained...
For Immediate Release (09/12/2019) Contact: Daniel Bevarly Executive Director, NFOIC dbevarly@nfoic.org 352-294-7082 McCall Open, accessible and accountable government with freedom to public...