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From ProPublica : A proposed rule to the Freedom of Information Act would allow federal agencies to tell people requesting certain law-enforcement or national security documents that records don’t...
A few items selected from many of interest recently. Federal court rules that petition signers’ names can be made public COLUMBIA, Mo. (October 21, 2011) — The Washington Coalition for Open Government...
From Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press : A federal court in Washington state lifted an order preventing the release of the identities of more than 137,000 people who signed a 2009 petition...
From Politico : Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.) asked a local paper not to publicize her town hall meeting out of concern that it would attract protesters, a new report says. One of Herrera...
From The Republic : LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A western Arkansas judge has refused a request from Attorney General Dustin McDaniel to review a ruling against part of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act,...
From opensource.com : Where do you start to standardize legislative information for all 50 United States? Blazing an open data trail for one state government isn't easy, so shifting 50 must be nearly...
October 19, 2011 From KUT News : Open government advocates have been hounding the city for years over its not so easy to access reservoirs of public data – everything from public safety information to...
October 19, 2011 From New York Post : A lawsuit by a good-government group seeking the names and annual pensions of New York City Police Pension Fund retirees was quashed by a panel of three Appellate...
October 18, 2011 from O'Reilly Radar : There's a growing international movement afoot worldwide to open up government data and make something useful with it. Civic apps based upon open data are...
October 18, 2011 From HeraldNet : The public could know soon who signed petitions to put the question of expanded rights for same-sex couples up for a [Washington] statewide vote in 2009. [Monday], a...
A few items selected from many of interest recently. Federal Chief Information Officer pay report In this report, FierceGovernmentIT looked at base pay for federal CIOs in 2010. The average salary...
Oct. 13, 2011 From Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press : The Arkansas Freedom of Information Act is heading to the state Supreme Court in what will likely be a legal battle over whether...
Oct. 11, 2011 From First Amendment Coalition : The First Amendment Coalition, with the aid of a NFOIC grant, has announced their new Open-Gov app for smartphones running the Android OS. The app was...
Oct. 10, 2011 The effort to convince the Administration to reverse its decision to bar public access to a health information database got support from leading university researchers and mentioned in...
Oct. 10, 2011 From Social Media in the Public Sector : Assistant Professor Ines Mergel, of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, has compiled a list of social media policies of U.S....