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EDMOND — Eight candidates for Oklahoma governor will debate the First Amendment and government transparency at the Freedom of Information Oklahoma Gubernatorial Debate from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday on the...
Aurora has agreed to revise its policies on the disclosure of police internal affairs records as part of a lawsuit settlement, but a new court case alleges the city wrongly withheld body-worn camera...
Online government spending transparency continues to improve, but many states still struggle to meet 21st century standards, according to Following the Money 2018: How the 50 States Rate in Providing...
Lawmakers advance bill to open records on completed police internal affairs investigations By Jeffrey A. Roberts CFOIC Executive Director A bill to require public disclosure of police internal affairs...
OKANOGAN – The Washington Coalition for Open Government presented Okanogan County Watch with a Key Award for advocacy of open government in Okanogan County. The award was presented at Tuesday, April...
A new staff in the office of the legislative auditor, guided by a 16-member advisory board, could begin as early as this fall to take stock of the city’s education system, under a bill introduced...
Two former Georgia Attorneys General, both known for advocating for the right to access public records, have been hired to represent the City of Atlanta in civil and criminal cases involving alleged...
In a definitive win for open records advocates, the state attorney general's office has found Kentucky State Police violated the state public records law by denying Courier Journal requests for the...
BOSTON — Deliberations on the $41 billion state budget are held in secret. Committee hearings and party caucuses on bills affecting millions of people are closed to the press and public. Requests for...
Proposed legislation that would bar the public in Colorado — on privacy grounds — from viewing autopsy reports on the deaths of minors is prompting resistance from open-records advocates who say it...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minneapolis freedom-of-information activist has claimed victory in his long-running legal battle to see emails from the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office pertaining to...
One day before the now famous Senate effort to quietly undermine Kentucky’s Open Records Law by redefining the term “public record” to exclude “emails, texts or calls on devices paid for entirely with...
The Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing all of its Freedom of Information Act responses under Administrator Scott Pruitt to ensure that they included all four of Pruitt's email accounts....
A Broward judge on Wednesday authorized the public release of more video from cameras positioned outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during February’s mass shooting. The video may shed more...
Hennepin County violated state open records laws by failing to comply promptly with a request for information on the sheriff’s use of biometric technology, the Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled in a...