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The Jacksonville Ethics Commission wants to begin investigating and imposing penalties for non-criminal violations of Florida’s open government laws, an idea gaining traction inside City Hall after a...
Legislation that proposes new restrictions to the commonwealth's open records law would make Kentucky one of only a handful of states that prevents nonresidents from obtaining public documents there,...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers is refusing to release a letter written to him by former Gov. Scott Walker just before he left office in January, saying that because it was personal it...
In a shocking effort by the Kentucky Legislature to undermine government transparency and accountability, Rep. Jason Petrie (R-Elkton) has introduced HB 387 , which aims to make it harder for...
M.A. Hansen carried a sign to a rally on the Douglas County Courthouse lawn Tuesday afternoon that said “Where’s the Transparency?” The answer on the back of the sign said, “There is no transparency.”...
Presidents granted broad exemption under state’s Freedom of Information Act The state of Virginia offers public university presidents broad protection from public oversight, granting them extensive...
Dewey commissioners learned Feb. 9 that a January vote to standardize and lower copying fees for public documents also hiked fees for FOIA requests 150 percent. At council’s Jan. 21 meeting,...
A day after Greenville County Sheriff’s deputies denied access to a reporter for The Greenville News who was trying to cover a controversial event at a public library, an agency spokesman described...
PORT TOWNSEND — Disruptive visitors to Jefferson County government facilities can be temporarily removed from public buildings and could face yearlong entry restrictions under a newly approved...
July was a busy month for Mayor Jim Kenney. He navigated two big controversies — the decision to evict, then reinstate the Made in America concert on the Ben Franklin Parkway and the nonrenewal of the...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A bill proposed by a Missouri state senator would close several lawmaker emails and other records from public access. Sen. Ed Emery on Tuesday pitched the bill to a Senate...
Every legislative session there are efforts to limit or change the public's access to government documents and records. And this year is no different. In the 111th Tennessee General Assembly ,...
The press secretary for former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has been cited for allegedly violating the Georgia Open Records Act in the first-ever criminal complaint filed in connection with the law, the...
The Maryland Court of Appeals ruled recently that state police personnel files are not completely off-limits under the Maryland Public Information Act , a finding that could broaden access to a whole...
A bill draft from Nevada’s attorney general may propose stiffer penalties for public officials who violate the state’s open-meeting law. During a meeting Wednesday, the attorney general’s Open Meeting...