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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....
The ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee is backing a demand by the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ), the National Freedom Of Information Coalition (NFOIC) and other...
A few items selected from many of interest recently. Freedom of Information Bill tabled in Bahamas NASSAU, Bahamas -- The proposed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in The Bahamas has wide...
Oct. 05, 2011 COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Michael Morton walked out of a Texas prison with much to be thankful for: Great appellate lawyers and the Innocence Project. The probative, scientific certainty of DNA....
October 5, 2011 From SPLC : KANSAS — The Student Press Law Center and a college journalist filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Johnson County Community College in Kansas for excessive fees to release open...
A few items selected from many of interest recently. Newly elected official among attendees at Sunshine Law forum in Daytona DAYTONA BEACH -- A seminar at Daytona State College may have set Orange...
September 28, 2011 From W3C : Governments worldwide expend significant resources to gather, curate and in many cases publish open government content. However, with the ever growing amount of digital...
September 28, 2011 From Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press : Open government organizations praised what they called sweeping commitments to promote government transparency and accountability...