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Jenna Garland, a former press secretary to ex-Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, and the first person ever charged criminally with violating Georgia’s public records law, will have her day in court. Trial is...
Public records belong to the public. The concept is not all that difficult. During the last Georgia legislative session, State Rep. Jason Ridley introduced a measure related to the inspection of...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Press Club and four Boise-area journalists have won a lawsuit they filed against Ada County officials under Idaho Public Records Act. In Friday’s ruling, 4th District...
A government advocacy group is suing the city of San Diego for refusing to turn over surveillance footage and data from almost 4,000 cameras installed on city street lights. In its lawsuit, San...
A state senator said Tuesday he’ll bring back a bill to improve Alabama’s open records law. But its fate could depend on the groups that stood in opposition to it last year. Sen. Cam Ward, R-Alabaster...
A major battle plays out daily in Colorado as some of our elected and appointed officials — all of whom took a solemn oath to serve all Coloradans — do everything possible to frustrate disclosing...
ATLANTA — Jim Zachary has been named president of the Georgia First Amendment Foundation. Zachary, who is CNHI's deputy national editor and editor of The Valdosta Daily Times, was elevated by the GFAF...
Gov. Tony Evers has now released one day of his emails, having previously denied a similar request. Good. Keep going, governor. Fully embrace open government, regardless of who is asking for public...
The Office of Attorney General Derek Schmidt and The Kansas Sunshine Coalition for Open Government will provide local public training on open meetings and open records later this month. The training...
As of the early morning hours on Dec. 2, Douglas County law enforcement radios faded from public access. Channels once available for anyone to hear now broadcast a stream of garbled talk and...
Local governments say OPRA is “fraught with abuse and misuse.” Bordentown City, Florence, Willingboro are among municipalities asking for OPRA reform. Bordentown City, Florence and Willingboro are...
Why aren’t candidates for local municipal offices required to fill out the N.C. State Ethics Commission’s statement of economic interest disclosure forms? It should be a common-sense move by the...
ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia ethics commission filed a lawsuit Friday seeking communications between Democrat Stacey Abrams’ unsuccessful 2018 campaign for governor and several third-party organizations...
Millions of publicly available data points about Denver’s government disappeared last Friday after the website that hosted them went dark. The city’s open data catalog reappeared Tuesday, apparently...
Transparency has suffered greatly in local government this year. The Mecklenburg Board of Commissioners effectively voted on a budget via email. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board withheld...