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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...
From the Electronic Frontier Foundation : San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed suit [Jan. 10] against the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), demanding data on...
From PatriotLedger.com : The attorney general’s office has been in charge of enforcing the law since 2010. Boards that run afoul of the Open Meeting Law are subject to a fine of up to $1,000. [...]...
From The Voice of OC : Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait directed city officials Tuesday night to review the city's records policy for compliance with federal and state laws and to recommend improvements to the...
From KOMONEWS.com : SEATTLE -- Are Seattle police willing to take a hard look at themselves? [...] KOMO News first broke the story last week when the city sued James Egan . The attorney now says he is...
From Mercer Island Reporter : The number of public records requests made to the City of Mercer Island (Wa.) went down this past year. But the cost of handling them was still substantial. [...] “About...
State Attorney General Scott Pruitt has written a letter to the Oklahoma Association of Chiefs of Police about complaints that police departments are violating the Open Records Act by withholding...