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Colorado Transparency News – Jan. 30, 2018 Newsletter of the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition , a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to helping Coloradans understand and use their rights of access...More
Philadelphia’s Office of Open Data and Digital Transformation (ODDT) is a relatively new agency, originally formed in May 2016, only a few months after Mayor Jim Kenney took office. This office, which...More
Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is urging lawmakers to make three major changes to how the state enforces its public records laws: · First, he’s proposing to create a new division within his off...More
The New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals must comply with the Open Public Records Act despite its status as a private, nonprofit group, a state appeals court ruled Friday in a p...More
UT-Austin and UT System institutions are no longer posting past open records requests on their websites. The UT System’s open records policy required its institutions to display filed open records req...More
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – After organizers abruptly canceled the FoodPort project in 2016, Mayor Greg Fischer's administration sought new uses for 24 acres of city-owned land in the Russell neighborhoo...More
RICHMOND — Virginia’s Supreme Court announced plans Tuesday to formulate a plan for public access to court records by Dec. 1 and offer statewide access to online case information by July 2019. In supp...More
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's public records law doesn't apply to a private, for-profit company building a 162-mile-long (261-kilometer) crude oil pipeline in the state, a judge said Thursday in...More
JEFFERSON CITY Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley on Monday announced three proposals to strengthen the state’s open-records laws that he hopes legislators will pass in the coming months. Hawley, a...More
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Open government and environmental advocates are once again battling bills they say that would limit public-information access by creating a Freedom of Information Act exclusion fo...More
Boulder County has asked the Boulder District Court to order Gunbarrel resident Kristin Bjornsen to pay more than $3,900 in attorney's fees and related costs — an amount the attorney's office contends...More
The Denver Police Department has discovered problems with 1,000 of its crime reports, prompting an investigation into who is responsible for the errors and whether someone intentionally fudged the num...More
As the result of a public records battle with a local newspaper over court records, two Virginia politicians have decided to address the issue with legislation. One hopes to further open court records...More
A state agency withheld a public record from the Bangor Daily News even as it emailed the same record to the state’s public access watchdog. Such unexplained instances of withholding records are “beco...More
MADISON - A state lawmaker should have provided a journalist with electronic copies of records, a Dane County judge has ruled. In her decision Friday, Circuit Judge Rhonda Lanford wrote that Rep. Scot...More