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MADISON - The Wisconsin Supreme Court determined Tuesday that a state official could take longer than usual to release public records about union elections to combat the threat of voter intimidation i...More
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards' office complied with Louisiana's public records law in responding to an environmental group's request for documents about an oil pipeline project, a judg...More
Judges should shield UNC-Chapel Hill from having to release the names of students disciplined in on-campus sexual-misconduct cases for fear of chilling reporting by victims and because federal law ove...More
A federal judge ruled Friday that memos written by former FBI Director James Comey, detailing his “conversations” with President Donald Trump, will not be made public. Releasing the Comey memos would...More
Stonington — Ten months after The Day filed an appeal, a state Freedom of Information officer has found that the town violated state law by refusing to release a consultant’s report on town operations...More
A week after holding a meeting behind closed doors, the N.C. Department of Transportation said Thursday that future meetings of a Interstate 77 working group will be open to the public. The state crea...More
JEFFERSON CITY — Ordering Gov. Eric Greitens and his staff to stop using an app that erases text messages would violate their free speech rights, attorneys for the governor argued in a brief filed Tue...More
Statement: D.C. Open Government Coalition Condemns Decision to Decline to Reappoint Office of Open Government Director Today, the District's Board of Ethics and Government Accountability (BEGA) voted...More
Government functions best when it is transparent and allows citizens the most access to know how those whom they’ve elected to represent them are fulfilling that democratic duty. Open records laws are...More
Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr reported Wednesday on efforts to promote understanding of the state’s open meetings and open records law, saying his office has assisted 260 citizens in the past ye...More
Two Missouri lawyers have sued the governor’s office over its use of Confide, an ephemeral messaging mobile app, which they say is in violation of state public records law. The two men are set to appe...More
On Monday, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and three media organizations submitted a friend-of-the-court brief to the Georgia Supreme Court urging it to reverse a decision by the Cour...More
ALBANY — New York collects personal financial information from more than 200 people who recommend which economic development projects should receive state aid, but officials say the public should not...More
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A report shows there are 538 exemptions to Tennessee's public records law, about six times as many as there were three decades ago. According to the state comptroller's office,...More
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt was directly involved in wiping scientific data relating to climate change and air pollution, according to documents and correspondence...More