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September 14, 2011 From Informationweek : Most people prefer to use their PCs to interact with the federal government online or through email, although they still expect the feds to provide multiple...
September 12, 2011 From nextgov : An unofficial analysis of the roughly 1,800 top-level federal Web domains shows nearly a quarter of them are now unreachable. That may mean those sites have been shut...
September 9, 2011 From The Hill : A group of Senate Republicans are demanding the supercommittee tasked with finding $1.5 trillion in budget savings make all its deliberations public ... and provide...
A few items selected from many of interest in the last few days. Court ruling undermines privacy exemption to FOIA A ruling Tuesday from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit could signal the...
September 6, 2011 From OpenTheGovernment.org : This morning OpenTheGovernment.org released the 2011 Secrecy Report (formerly known as the Secrecy Report Card), a quantitative report on indicators of...
September 6, 2011 From NorthCountryNow : POTSDAM -- SUNY Potsdam hosts its 20th Annual Local Government Conference Tuesday, Oct. 11, with a variety of workshops on topics important to public servants...
September 6, 2011 From IowaPolitics.com : DES MOINES — In battles statewide, Iowans are fighting for access to government meetings and records. While state and federal right-to-information laws are on...
September 6, 2011 From Joel Campbell, special to the Salt Lake Tribune : When people start complaining about the burden public records requests place on local and state government, there is usually...
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.''...