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From Boston.com : WASHINGTON - Tens of thousands of e-mails authored or received by Cabinet secretaries in the last three Republican gubernatorial administrations were automatically wiped off state...
From DelawareOnline : The Delaware Department of Labor violated the Freedom of Information Act by refusing to release records about companies that violated labor laws, the Attorney General's Office...
From San Diego City Beat : Mel Shapiro just won a legal settlement, but forgive the 84-year-old if he doesn’t look ecstatic about it. The battle began on March 10, the day San Diego County District...
From Sunlight Foundation blog: As part of its Open Government Directive, the Obama Administration took steps to make a wide variety of federal data publicly available online. The Open Government...
From HuffingtonPost : The Better Government Association has filed a lawsuit against the Chicago Police Department in an effort to compel the release of plainclothes officer deployment data the...
Tennessee Coalition for Open Government (TCOG) is seeking candidates who are interested in joining our organization as its Executive Director. TCOG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and non-partisan alliance...
From CT News Junkie : A lawyer for the state Freedom of Information Commission abandoned an argument his office had been making for the past three years when he got to the Supreme Court on Monday,...
From Your Houston News : Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today opened the 2011 Open Government Conference with a keynote address highlighting the Office of the Attorney General's successful defense...
From O'Reilly's Radar : As 2011 comes to an end, there are 28 international open data platforms in the open government community . By the end of 2012, code from new "Data.gov-in-a-box" may help many...
From CalAware Today : A Northern California school district’s commitment to unlawful secrecy cost it an estimated $300,000 in attorney’s fees—most of it paid to two different law firms to...
A few items selected from many of interest recently. Cyber security bill promotes sharing of threat data Legislation introduced in the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday is designed to knock...
From EurekAlert! : WASHINGTON — Publicly posting enforcement and testing data corresponding to specific meat, poultry, and egg products' processing plants on the Internet could have "substantial...
From Boston.com : WASHINGTON — In the final weeks of Mitt Romney's term as Massachusetts governor, a small team of aides combed through statehouse filing cabinets. They filled more than 630 cartons...
From Central Valley Business Times : SACRAMENTO — The California Public Utilities Commission would be yanked into the sunshine of the state’s Public Records Act under a bill being proposed by state...
From GovOnline : For state and local governments, the storing and dissemination of records, information and data is an enormous but essential daily undertaking. From birth certificates to driver’s...