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The Fort Collins City Council on Tuesday unanimously voted to release some records related to the city's police chief recruitment process after a lawsuit from conservative group Judicial Watch . The...
News Release May 30, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Daniel Bevarly (239) 823-1811 · dbevarly@nfoic.org State/Local government FOI audits reveal administrative shortcomings Charging different fees...
The State Department has quietly ended the controversial “FOIA surge” launched last October under the since-fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Capitol Hill and State Department sources tell TPM....
Lawmakers are eyeing changes to public records law after a national group dedicated to government transparency flooded 800 Wyoming agencies with records requests last spring. Openthebooks.com, a...
TALLAHASSEE — A long-running clash between state water managers and a celebrated environmental activist is heightening tension over aggressive tactics used by Florida governments pushing back against...
Following the money has gotten a little harder in South Carolina. A state Supreme Court ruling on Wednesday scaled back a 27-year-old legal norm that any private entity receiving public money must...
The ACLU and a Kitty Hawk resident have asked a Wake County judge to order a North Carolina lawmaker to release correspondence to and from her office about a plastic bag ban. Kitty Hawk resident Craig...
“NO TAKE-BACKS” is a common rule on the elementary school playground. It is not the rule when it comes to public records in the state of California, where public agencies can and do try to claw back...
In an effort to prevent or expose conflicts of interest in the executive branch, House and Senate Democrats are pushing legislation that would force senior members of the Trump administration to...
The spending activities of a South Carolina tourism marketer that receives tax dollars are not subject to the state's Freedom of Information Act, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The decision...
I n January , The Verge revealed a new contract that gave Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) access to a nationwide network of license plate readers maintained by Vigilant Solutions. The...
When a 15-year-old Vista High School freshman texted a school math teacher in 2012-13 that he reminded her of her father, the teacher responded, “Or maybe like a boyfriend.” Three years later, school...
A letter from Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery to the region's police departments spells out, apparently for the first time, a system that puts the prosecutor's office in control of whether...
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Summary : A 2017-2018 public records policy audit by Tennessee Coalition for Open Government has found that many governmental bodies have adopted rigid rules and hurdles that threaten to slow down or...