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From The Sacramento Bee : An open records advocacy group is suing the city after being denied emails and other communications regarding last summer's volatile City Council redistricting process. The...
From Courthouse News Service : Non-Virginian citizens have no right to request public records from Virginia agencies, the 4th Circuit ruled, upholding the constitutionality of the state's Freedom of...
From Sun Sentinel : Every time local-government officials in Florida use social media in their public position they are creating a public record, something they're required to keep and produce upon...
From Local Open Government Blog : Social media is an issue for local government everywhere as shown by the Jackson (Mississippi) Fire Department’s recent foray into internet posting policies. A...
From Desert News : An attempt to make it more difficult for local government entities and school boards to skirt Utah's open meetings law stalled in a House committee Monday. Rep. Craig Frank, R-Cedar...
From OMBWatch : An interagency project underway could revolutionize implementation of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and significantly improve transparency and efficiency. The project to...
From Nyack-Piermont Patch : Rhea Vogel of New City filed complaints about three Clarkstown Board of Education meetings with the New York State Committee on Open Government on December 8. Vogel said...
From North Carolina Open Government Coalition : Please join the North Carolina Open Government Coalition (NCOGC) for Sunshine Day from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 14 at Elon University. Speakers...
From PBS : Storing paper records in the attic of a police station might sound like a practice from the distant past, but that's what I learned happens in at least one rural North Carolina county. In...
From The Atlantic : When the president needs advice on technology policy, he calls on Aneesh Chopra. As the first Chief Technology Officer of the United States, a post created by Barack Obama as the...
From Bloomberg : A Michigan judge ordered a review team appointed by the governor to study Detroit’s finances to stop meeting in private. Ingham County Circuit Court Judge William Collette today...
From The Kansas City Star : COLUMBIA, Mo. | Pepperdine University professor Robert Pushaw Jr. wants to be the next dean of Missouri's law school – and he doesn't care who knows. [...] Contrast that...
From NWCN.com : In the state of Washington if a citizen requests a public record, it should be turned over unless there is a compelling reason not to do so. That's the law. But investigators from KREM...
From Thomson Reuters News & Insight : At a time when advocates are pushing for more transparency in government, two states are fighting in court to limit citizens' access to public documents. Virginia...
From tri-cityherald.com : OLYMPIA, Wash. -- State lawmakers are exploring a plan that could limit how governments respond to requests for public documents, allowing them to get a court order if they...