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New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal has announced an initiative to improve relations between the public and law enforcement, including meetings or town halls with community leaders, groups,...
TALLAHASSEE — 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...
The Bureau of the Fiscal Service on Thursday unveiled the new Data Lab , part of the relaunch of USAspending.gov, a key part of the government’s congressionally mandated transparency efforts. It can...
The Montana Board of Regents does not plan to reconsider an agreement governing access to University of Montana Foundation records, even though an open records lawyer considers the new policy a...
TOPEKA — Vowing to make state government more transparent to the public, Gov. Jeff Colyer signed executive orders on Thursday aimed at increasing access to open records, open meeting information,...
By Jeffrey A. Roberts CFOIC Executive Director 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...
A WBEZ analysis of nearly 450 pages of emails found that government lawyers blacked out portions of more than half the documents recently turned over to a legislative panel investigating the state’s...
CONCORD — A bill calling for creation of a Citizens Right-to-Know Appeals Board and a Right-to-Know ombudsman will go the full House with an “ought to pass” recommendation from the House Judiciary...
Over protests from health insurers, the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance has decided that executive compensation at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield and Independence Health Group, which...
A private company that sells surveillance technology to law enforcement is telling police departments that they are being targeted and attacked by transparency groups that request public records....
OGIS' Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Annual Report was released. This year’s report chronicles the first full year since the passage of the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016, which highlighted OGIS’s crucial role...
A proposal (LB902) from Sen. Bruce Bostelman creating an exemption from the state's public-records laws for records created for the registration, possession or sale of guns was advanced to second...
The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press secured an important victory last Thursday in Tokar v. Department of Justice currently pending before the U.S. District Court for the District of...
In 2015, the Texas Supreme Court ruled in Boeing Co. v. Paxton that records could be kept secret if their release would put the government or businesses at a competitive disadvantage. The Boeing...
IOLA - Iola-Scandinavia school leaders want state lawmakers to allow government agencies to charge people more for access to public records, including for lawyers to decide what information to keep...