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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge has denied a request by country singer Randy Travis to stop the state of Texas from releasing footage of him naked and ranting during a 2012 DUI arrest. The rul...More
The Wisconsin Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in a challenge by Madison Teachers Inc. to a state agency’s decision to withhold union recertification records — a case that could have broader...More
recent back-and-forth between the First Amendment Foundation and Winter Park city officials has highlighted a troubling issue for supporters of Florida’s “Government in the Sunshine” laws: the questio...More
COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- A complaint has been lodged against Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority and Attorney J. Edward Enoch for a closed-door meeting regarding the relocation of th...More
Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett is proposing a change to the county’s Public Records Policy that would increase transparency and make it easier for record seekers to examine documents. The mayor’s offi...More
The refusal by Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald to release the city’s bid for Amazon’s second headquarters shows how little regard officials have for the pub...More
OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — Phone call meetings that happen before public meetings at the Department of Tourism are raising concerns among advocates of government transparency. FOX 25 detailed the phone-ca...More
FITCHBURG -- Public records requests seeking information on accusations of abuse made against a Reingold Elementary School teacher were denied by the Fitchburg School District and the state Department...More
WEST BRIDGEWATER – The town’s assessors did not violate the state’s open meeting law when it failed to announce that it was returning to open session following a closed-door meeting in August, the sta...More
State law makes nearly all governmental records open to inspection and copying, and requires custodians to release records “as soon as possible and without delay.” So how are they doing? Recently, the...More
The State Attorney's office announced Friday that it found no wrongdoing by Fairpoint Regional Utility System members who were accused of violating the state's Sunshine Law. Chief Assistant State Atto...More
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — The City of Tallahassee will consider a new public records policy regarding text messages to and from city employees at its December meeting. In an item outlined in the meet...More
Florida - Two Martin County commissioners, and one former Martin County commissioner were arrested Tuesday for violating public records law, confirmed a spokeswoman with Martin County Sheriff’s Office...More
BOISE – It’s time for Idaho to end its distinction as one of just two states with no personal financial disclosure requirements at all for its elected officials, a panel of state lawmakers agreed on M...More
Freshman state lawmaker Rep. Paul Graves has introduced a bill ahead of the 2018 legislative session that would remove language that exempts state legislators from the Public Records Act. The Fall Cit...More