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JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley proposed legislative changes Monday he said would help better enforce state records request and records retention laws. In December, Hawley annou...More
An Annapolis attorney has asked a judge to set aside a new law requiring public meetings before developers submit plans to the city. Alan Hyatt, on behalf of four developers pursuing projects in the c...More
A government that best serves the interests of its people doesn’t seek to unnecessarily hide information, but that’s exactly what one bill introduced in the Kentucky House seeks to do. House Bill 216...More
Lawmakers are proposing to create a carve-out in the state’s open-records law for Spaceport America that would allow it to keep secret any information about companies or government agencies blasting r...More
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released the private information of hundreds of people who called the agency’s Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement Office (VOICE), The Arizona Republic re...More
WASHINGTON – Open the Government (OTG) and the Project on Government Oversight (POGO) applauded the release today of a report by the Homeland Security Administration’s Inspector General that critiqued...More
Missouri's attorney general has accused St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger of multiple violations of the Missouri Sunshine Law. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday, Josh Hawley, a Republican, accuses S...More
The president tried to block a book’s publication. Philadelphia’s district attorney caught criticism for the secrecy surrounding controversial staff changes. New Jersey authorities banned a best-selli...More
The City of Odessa disclosed paying $23,300 to an outside law firm for work on the sexual harassment complaint involving City Attorney Larry Long, whose resignation is due to take effect at the end of...More
For more than a half century, the Freedom of Information Act (aka FOIA) grants any person a legally enforcable right to obtain access to federal agency records (with certain exceptions). The FOIA requ...More
A prisoner at the New Jersey State Prison in Trenton has won an Open Public Records Act case at the New Jersey Appellate Court division level that is also a victory for open government advocates. Pris...More
Open government advocates are cheering an opinion by the Texas attorney general's office that Austin cannot withhold records showing who applied for city manager. Austin officials had withheld the rec...More
SEATTLE – Immigrant and human rights advocates announced Tuesday they're seeking more information on the collaboration between a Washington state agency and federal immigration authorities. Freedom of...More
Since President Donald Trump took office, Freedom of Information Act lawsuits filed by individuals and organizations seeking federal government information have risen by 26 percent, an overall increas...More
New York City's biggest police union has launched a lawsuit against Mayor Bill de Blasio in a bid to stop the release of all body camera footage obtained by New York City Police Department (NYPD) offi...More