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From nj.com : NEPTUNE — The state education department has paid more than $40,000 to cover the legal fees incurred by a New Jersey newspaper that successfully sued to gain access to department records...
From the Kansas City Star : Buried deep in a federal database is Practitioner No. 222117, perhaps the most frequently disciplined doctor in America. [...] But who is this doctor? And is he or she...
From York Daily Record : York, PA -- Pennsylvania and Delaware are the only states in the nation to specifically exclude major universities from their state open records laws, according to some...
From The Republic : LITTLE ROCK , Ark. — Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel's office says police disciplinary records can be released under the state's open records law, a decision that factors...
From Las Vegas Review-Journal : CARSON CITY -- Former Gov. Jim Gibbons must give a description of the contents of each of the 98 email messages he refused to give the Reno Gazette-Journal in 2008. In...
From azcentral.com : A judge this month ordered the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office to pay The Arizona Republic and KPNX 12 News nearly $51,000 for its legal fees in obtaining public records. The...
From MassLive.com : AMHERST — The attorney general has expressed concern over the revelation that the University of Massachusetts discarded records from its closed-door search for a new president,...
A few items selected from many of interest that we might not have drawn attention to earlier: Obama administration makes some transparency gains; challenges remain Citizens for Responsibility and...
From Open Channel on MSNBC : It appears it was legal for Mitt Romney's aides, on their way out of the governor's office in Massachusetts in 2006, to write personal checks for $65 each to buy the hard...
From The Baltimore Sun : An effort to open Maryland state government to greater scrutiny, while making the General Assembly more "transparent," got off the ground Wednesday as a panel set up for that...
Opinion from The Times Leader : [...] The key: Strip away the secrecy of those involved, and their bad behavior ends. That same notion applies on a much larger and more consequential level in...
From The Wichita Eagle : WICHITA — Go Wichita, the convention and visitors’ bureau, will receive its annual budget of more than $2 million in public funds amid concerns that it does not comply with...
From The Sun Journal : PORTLAND — Six Maine counties are hoping the state's highest court will overturn a lower court decision that sided with a company seeking registry of deeds documents at a lower...
From Computerworld : The FBI has denied a request for the release of information regarding its use of Carrier IQ's software, saying that releasing the information could interfere with ongoing law...
From The Republic : OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Supreme Court scrapped a plan Monday that would have allowed birth dates and home addresses to be excluded from public court documents. The new rule...