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All of the recent sexual harassment controversies surrounding Springfield lawmakers and House Speaker Michael Madigan have come to light without the aid of a significant transparency tool: the Freedom...
The New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office is required by law to offer legal opinions on “any question of law” submitted by either branch of the Legislature. Historically, those opinions are public,...
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A handful of Cuyahoga County governments were among 267 cited last year by Auditor Dave Yost's office for not following various laws pertaining to Ohio's public records policies....
On Sunday, the Bristol Herald Courier ran a story about Roger Coleman. Thirty-seven years ago, he raped and murdered his 19-year-old sister-in-law in Grundy, Virginia. He was found guilty, sentenced...
As the federal government saw a record-breaking number of Freedom of Information Act requests last year, many agencies still struggle with a growing case backlog. At a Senate Judiciary Committee...
JEFFERSON CITY — A Democratic state senator is asking the Missouri auditor to investigate whether public records generated by Attorney General Josh Hawley were properly disclosed under the state's...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE National Freedom of Information Coalition to Relocate to the University of Florida NFOIC joins a renowned FOI Center and First Amendment Project at the College of Journalism and...
TLANTA (AP) — The Georgia attorney general's office has asked for an investigation into a report that the press office of Atlanta's former mayor obstructed requests made under the state's open records...
RALEIGH, N.C. — Hundreds of times a year across North Carolina, officials who control everything from the taxes you pay the city to the tuition required to attend public universities meet behind...
The board of D.C.’s only public hospital has relented in its fight to keep secret its discussion and December vote to close the hospital’s obstetrics unit. The board of United Medical Center last week...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government censored, withheld or said it couldn’t find records sought by citizens, journalists and others more often last year than at any point in the past decade,...
TALLAHASSEE Nearly a dozen new exemptions to public records are poised to become law after this year’s legislative session, as lawmakers chipped away at what information is available to the public...
Documents released in February, showing current and former California legislators had been accused of sexual misbehavior and other harassment, weren’t released under the California Public Records Act....
the U.S. Justice Department has launched a new FOIA.gov site, redesigning the online portal through which citizens can request information under the Freedom of Information Act. Transparency groups...
Mar. 9, 2018, at 8:30 a.m. EST Join several of the nation’s leading journalism and freedom of information advocates to preview Sunshine Week 2018, which will take place March 11 – 17. Sunshine Week is...