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From Eastern Iowa Government : DES MOINES — The ACLU of Iowa is announcing the launch of its Open Government Project, which will be designed to help ordinary citizens with comprehensive help and...
From The Tennessean : Former Tennessean editor and publisher and Chairman Emeritus John Seigenthaler was among those honored at the 2011 Freedom Awards, sponsored by the National Civil Rights Museum...
From the Hartford Courant : Mitchell W. Pearlman, former longtime executive director of the state Freedom of Information Commission would be an ideal choice to fill the top staff job at the new Office...
NFOIC Executive Director Kenneth F. Bunting delivers keynote address By Kelley Shannon, Special to the San Angelo Standard-Times : AUSTIN — Open government advocates celebrated legislative victories...
Happy Birthday, MFOIC! from Kenneth F. Bunting Executive Director, NFOIC Commendably, the Maine Freedom of Information Coalition is marking and celebrating 10 years of existence by committing itself...
From the Burlington Free Press : Judge Helen Toor is considering whether to release secret details about a Medical Practice Board inquiry into allegations that a Vermont doctor engaged in conduct that...
From Talking Points Memo : Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) appointed three Democrats to a 12-member deficit Super Committee Tuesday, giving observers and advocates an early indication of how...
From Talk of the Sound : Three basic understandings were promoted at the Forum sponsored by Assemblyman George Latimer and the Larchmont-Mamaroneck League of Women Voters on Open Government: freedom...
From Philly.com : HARRISBURG - A Northeastern Pennsylvania woman wants to restore her dog's reputation. A man wants to ferret out corruption in his borough south of Pittsburgh. What do they have in...
From ReadWriteWeb : Last month, open government technologists at the non-partisan Sunlight Foundation released three new Roku applications that bring audio and video from the White House, Congress and...
On July 28, a dozen organizations wrote to House and Senate leadership urging them to restore the bipartisan Faster FOIA provisions in S. 627, now known as the Budget Control Act of 2011. We...
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...
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...
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...
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...