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from Burlington Free Press : MONTPELIER -- It's well-established in law that most government records are public, but what about the records of contractors who do government's business? If a private co...More
from Government in the Lab : Last month, we wrote about how the state of Illinois was erecting barriers to such knowledge by passing House Bill 1716. Sponsored by both House and Senate representatives...More
from Federation of American Scientists : “Congress must take the lead in challenging the laws and practices that have allowed excessive secrecy to become the dominant feature of our national security...More
from Government Security News : A bill introduced on July 26 by Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman (I-CT), ranking committee member Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Sen. Tom Coburn...More
from EastBayRI.com : The public has an opportunity to learn about the state’s Access to Public Records Act and Open Meetings Act by attending the annual Open Government Summit or watching it live on t...More
from New England First Amendment Coalition : PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Twenty-five New England journalists will be selected to study FOI law and investigative reporting techniques at the inaugural First Amen...More
from New Mexico Foundation for Open Government : It’s your government, it’s your money, and you have a right to know. That's why NM-FOG has fought for 21 years to guarantee that you and your fellow Ne...More
Thanks to persistence and a lawsuit by a contributor to The West Virginia Record , a weekly legal journal and website, details of Cabell County’s largest lawsuit settlement ever are now known to the p...More
COLUMBIA, Mo. (July 20, 2011) – A Wisconsin village’s abrupt dismissal of its administrator, still unexplained to the public two months since the action was taken in a closed-door meeting of the Villa...More
from amNewYork : The public’s “right to know” has become the public’s right to wait — and in some cases, getting information from government agencies is a process that can drag on for months without a...More
COLUMBIA, Mo. (July 18, 2011) – The Knight FOI Fund, a legal war chest administered by the National Freedom of Information Coalition ( NFOIC ), has awarded a $5,000 grant to support a Florida lawsuit...More
It is well under the radar, but another important open government case may be making its way to the U.S . Supreme Court. If the justices of the Court decide to take it, the case will center on whether...More
From OMB Watch 's new executive director, Katherine McFate: I am proud to take the helm of this important organization. That OMB Watch is so widely respected for its timely, accurate policy analysis a...More
from Amazon.com : This book focuses on the enactment of rights to obtain government information and on the unreported and unprecedented life and times of John Moss, one of the towering leaders of the...More
from The Detroit News : A University of Michigan professor allegedly targeted in a smear campaign by President George W. Bush's administration sued the CIA and FBI [Wednesday]. U-M Professor Juan Cole...More