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A few open government and FOIA news items selected from many of interest that we might or might not have drawn attention to earlier: South Dakota GOP official joins with Democrats to support open...
From New Mexico Foundation for Open Government : The fight for transparent government in New Mexico has a new general. The Board of Directors of the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government announced...
From The Washington Post's State of NoVa : What we do know is that after Beverly Bradford snapped the one photo [pictured], Loudoun Board of Equalization (BOE) Chairman J. Scott Littner became quite...
From KFMB-TV : The [San Diego] county Board of Supervisors has done an about face on a controversial land development vote, after a [ Californians Aware ] lawsuit claimed the Board violated California...
From Tech President : San Francisco’s a town with a lot of mobile apps that can help its residents to navigate everyday life in the city. Routesy provides real-time transit information; Mom Maps helps...
From DFM News : In his recent State of the State Address, Governor Jack Markell highlighted several accomplishments as well as challenges in the area of “governing responsibly.” The Governor indicated...
From SF Gate : If a school district finds that one of its teachers has sexually harassed a student, a California court says the public has the right to see the records of the investigation. The ninth...
From Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington : Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests with the Internal Revenue...
From NewsandSentinel.com : With little discussion Tuesday night, city council approved a resolution to contract a paralegal to deal with a large number of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests....
From The Daily Herald : SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Democrats are making one final push to get the government records that were used in last year's redistricting process. After being denied once by the...
From Fierce Government : Federal agencies are more quickly processing Freedom of Information Act requests, but the speed of processing doesn't mean agencies are more transparent. A comparison of 2008...
From OpenTheGovernment.org : January 24, 2012- WASHINGTON, D.C. -- OpenTheGovernment.org, the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) and allies are pressing the Pentagon and the Department of Health...
From Fierce Government : Two federal agencies seek feedback to inform updates to their open government plans as the 2 year deadline for refreshing them comes due this spring. [...] The required update...
From The Daily Beast : After months of internal debate, the Obama administration is planning to reveal publicly the legal reasoning behind its decision to kill the American-born leader of al Qaeda in...
From news-press.com : Florida’s Legislature will undertake bills this year that will make it easier for individuals to speak at government meetings and define record-keeping for newly elected...