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(TNS) — GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Mayor Lauren Poe and other city officials in this college town spent part of their day on July 18 exchanging emails about proposed development projects, replying to...
It is deeply disturbing that a public agency — whose compliance with state transparency laws is found by the Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts to fall “drastically short” — concludes its response to...
During the 2018-2019 school year, four public school districts in Oklahoma hired contract lobbyists. In addition to raising concerns about government accountability and indirect funneling of taxpayer...
For Immediate Release (09/05/2019) Contact: Daniel Bevarly Executive Director, NFOIC dbevarly@nfoic.org 352-294-7082 The National Freedom of Information Coalition is pleased to announce the...
Kenosha County Board has unanimously passed a new ordinance focused on improving transparency within local government. Behind a yearlong initiative from Board Supervisor Zach Rodriguez, the county...
Two bills were passed in the final days of the legislative session which change the way the public can access information we are entitled to as taxpayers. They are Senate Bills (SB) 224 and 287....
No Connecticut governor may have ever rushed to the defense of the public's right to know faster than Governor Lamont did last week when his public health commissioner, Renee Coleman-Mitchell, said...
KANKAKEE — For the third time in a year, the city of Kankakee has decided to release public records after the Daily Journal appealed its decisions to keep them secret. In the latest case, the city was...
Nearly three months after Volcano Bay visitors and employees were mysteriously shocked by an electric current at the water park, Universal Orlando and city-owned OUC have worked in tandem to withhold...
MADISON - Lawmakers are meeting behind closed doors Tuesday and they — and the public — don't know why. In what is likely an unprecedented move, the Legislature's finance committee is gathering in a...
Sometimes local elected officials complain that cities and counties are required to comply with Sunshine Law mandates from the state but the General Assembly exempts itself from those same...
Ginger McCall, Oregon’s public records advocate, recently asked a variety of state and local government agencies to share information regarding the public records requests they received in 2018. While...
News Release For Immediate Release - August 16, 2019 Contact: Daniel Bevarly, Executive Director National Freedom of Information Coalition dbevarly@nfoic.org 352-294-7082 State and local public...
Since the city of New Orleans opened its Real-Time Crime Monitoring Center in late 2017 — putting dozens, and eventually hundreds, of surveillance cameras online across the city monitoring street...
News Release For Immediate Release - August 15, 2019 Contact: Daniel Bevarly, Executive Director National Freedom of Information Coalition dbevarly@nfoic.org 352-294-7082 The National Freedom of...