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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...
Friday, August 26, 2011 -- From American University Washington College of Law : In a development that barely could have been envisioned by the authors of the Freedom of Information Act four decades...
Friday, August 26, 2011 -- Opinion from the Broward-Palm Beach New Times Blog : Gov. Rick Scott's magically deleted email debacle is starting to sound a bit ridiculous already, even though he's...
From the ACLU : NEW YORK (August 25, 2011) – The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit challenging the government’s failure to release documents about...
COLUMBIA, Mo. (August 23, 2011) — While a lack of resources has made news organizations increasingly less inclined to file freedom of information lawsuits, citizens have a growing interest in...
Journal Times (Racine, WI) received grant from Knight FOI Fund to pursue meetings records and correspondence. From editor Steve Lovejoy of the Journal Times : The abrupt firing of the Mount Pleasant...
A few items selected from many of interest in the last few days. Fulton County (Mo.) makes state news by prohibiting video taping of meetings From AreaWideNews : "I cannot, as a citizen of Fulton...