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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 of...

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...

from EastBayRI.com: The public has an opportunity to learn about the state’s Access to Public Records Act and Open Meetings Act by attending the annual Open Government Summit or watching it live on...

from New England First Amendment Coalition: PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Twenty-five New England journalists will be selected to study FOI law and investigative reporting techniques at the inaugural First...

from New Mexico Foundation for Open Government: It’s your government, it’s your money, and you have a right to know. That's why NM-FOG has fought for 21 years to guarantee that you and your fellow New...

Thanks to persistence and a lawsuit by a contributor to The West Virginia Record, a weekly legal journal and website, details of Cabell County’s largest lawsuit settlement ever are now known to the...

COLUMBIA, Mo. (July 20, 2011) – A Wisconsin village’s abrupt dismissal of its administrator, still unexplained to the public two months since the action was taken in a closed-door meeting of the...

from amNewYork: The public’s “right to know” has become the public’s right to wait — and in some cases, getting information from government agencies is a process that can drag on for months without a...

COLUMBIA, Mo. (July 18, 2011) – The Knight FOI Fund, a legal war chest administered by the National Freedom of Information Coalition (NFOIC), has awarded a $5,000 grant to support a Florida lawsuit...