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JEFFERSON CITY — The attorney handling open records requests for Gov. Eric Greitens has left the governor's office for another position within Missouri government. Special counsel Sarah Madden said...
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Police Department plans to make changes to its gang member database following criticism that it's often inaccurate, outdated and racially skewed. The Chicago Tribune...
Colorado state lawmakers have been busy of late dealing with bills that affect the public's right to know in one way or another. The Colorado Press Association is tracking three bills with barely a...
A downtown real-estate developer is suing Phoenix for withholding public records related to the renovation of Talking Stick Resort Arena, home of the Phoenix Suns. Phoenix has been exploring...
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The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine has sued two federal agencies over an unfulfilled public records request related to citizenship checks at major transportation hubs. The civil liberties...
Despite pressure from state officials, a citizen advisory board of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality refused last week to endorse an agency initiative to charge fees for some public...
JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is launching another Sunshine Law investigation into fellow Republican Gov. Eric Greitens, this one centered on the governor’s use of social...
SARASOTA — Instant public access to the emails of hundreds of Sarasota city officials and employees has been restricted by the city in a move some citizens and public records experts call an...
The city's Bar Association is calling on lawmakers to repeal a decades-old statute shielding police disciplinary records from the public. The city's broad interpretation of the law, a 1976 civil...
Catch up on the latest from NFOIC coalition member the New England First Amendment Coalition (NEFAC).
It’s been more than 50 years since the passage of the federal Freedom of Information Act. The United States’ government makes thousands of datasets available to the public, and facilitates access...
News organizations and public-interest groups are skilled at sussing out difficult-to-navigate government data when they need it, but freedom-of-information laws aren't as friendly to the public in...
SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra yesterday filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeking information...
The self-reporting of a potential violation of the Kansas Open Meetings Act was rescinded by a 3-2 vote of the Abilene City Commission Monday night. The commission voted 5-0 at the March 28 meeting to...