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September 9, 2011 From The Hill : A group of Senate Republicans are demanding the supercommittee tasked with finding $1.5 trillion in budget savings make all its deliberations public ... and provide...
A few items selected from many of interest in the last few days. Court ruling undermines privacy exemption to FOIA A ruling Tuesday from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit could signal the...
September 6, 2011 From OpenTheGovernment.org : This morning OpenTheGovernment.org released the 2011 Secrecy Report (formerly known as the Secrecy Report Card), a quantitative report on indicators of...
September 6, 2011 From NorthCountryNow : POTSDAM -- SUNY Potsdam hosts its 20th Annual Local Government Conference Tuesday, Oct. 11, with a variety of workshops on topics important to public servants...
September 6, 2011 From IowaPolitics.com : DES MOINES — In battles statewide, Iowans are fighting for access to government meetings and records. While state and federal right-to-information laws are on...
September 6, 2011 From Joel Campbell, special to the Salt Lake Tribune : When people start complaining about the burden public records requests place on local and state government, there is usually...
September 6, 2011 From MediaShift Idea Lab : At first blush, state legal codes seem pretty simple. You've got titles, which are composed of chapters, which in turn comprise sections -- or something...
A few items selected from many of interest in the last few days. Open meetings change urged at meeting of Tennessee County Commissioners Association From the Shelbyville Times-Gazette : Frank Gibson...
September 1, 2011 From OMB Watch : Yesterday, OMB Watch submitted its recommendations for the Obama administration's national plan for the Open Government Partnership (OGP). The administration will...
September 1, 2011 From Wyoming Tribune Eagle : SUNDANCE -- A legislative committee advanced two bills here Wednesday that would make significant changes to the state's open-meetings and public...
September 1, 2011 From Rome News-Tribune : ATLANTA — Complaints of illegal government secrecy have more than doubled during last year, Attorney General Sam Olens told the House Judiciary Committee...
From postcrescent.com : MADISON — A website created by law five years ago to provide the public a window into state government spending has limited value in keeping taxpayers informed, state auditors...
August 31, 2011 From thesouthern.com : CHICAGO - Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation that allows the state more time to respond to Freedom of Information Act from so-called ``recurrent requesters.''...
From Statesman Journal : A[n] [Oregon] state government website is one of three nominated in its category for recognition by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers. The...
A few items selected from many of interest in the last few days. ♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦ Dem. lawmaker proposes repeal of Legislative Open Records Act From Los Angeles Times Blog : A Democratic legislator has...