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From baxterbulletin.com : BULL SHOALS — The question of what information the recorder-treasurer's office needs to provide to comply with the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act was the main topic of...
From Wicked Local Swansea : Attorney General Martha Coakley has posted all Open Meeting Law rulings by the Division of Open Government on an interactive online database. The new Open Meeting Law...
From news-star.com : SHAWNEE, Okla. — Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City, has filed legislation to make the Oklahoma Legislature subject to the Open Meetings and Open Records Acts. Those two statutes...
From The Tennessean : A law that would have changed Tennessee’s open meetings law to allow elected officials to meet in secret is dead for the year, according to Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell’s...
From Truthout : Have you ever filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the FBI and received a written response from the agency stating that it could not locate records responsive to your...
From the Lincolnwood Review : As winter’s first major storm raged outdoors, a storm of anger inside Lincolnwood Village Hall Thursday as more than a dozen residents accused School District 74 board...
From the Valley Independent Sentinel : The Freedom of Information Commission started hearing evidence Tuesday to determine if three Seymour police commissioners held an illegal meeting to talk about...
From news.mcclatchy.com : TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Two Florida cities have won an open government award for passing local laws that ensure people's ability to speak at city meetings. The Lake Helen and...
From The Charleston Daily Mail : A bill that would void a 2009 state Supreme Court ruling that exempted personal e-mails from public officials and public employees from public release is on the fast...
From The Sacramento Bee : California's political watchdog agency has delivered a federal lawsuit to the U.S. Postal Service in an ongoing dispute over mail records. The lawsuit, filed Friday in U.S....
From Chicago Tribune : INDIANAPOLIS — Government officials could face fines of up to $500 for blatantly violating Indiana's public access laws under a proposal that would impose personal penalties for...
From Computerworld : The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is engaging in media monitoring activity that achieves no public safety goals and will likely have a chilling effect on legitimate...
From telegram.com : WORCESTER, MA — A Shirley woman who was critically injured when her car collided with a car driven by an off-duty Worcester police officer more than a year ago is criticizing...
From WatertownDailyTimes.com : OGDENSBURG — Much of the work the City Council has done to resolve the issue of City Manager Arthur J. Sciorra’s employment has been done behind closed doors, but a...
Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day A few open government and FOIA news items selected from many of interest that we might or might not have drawn attention to previously: Hospital errors could become...