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Texas House Rejects Attempt To Revive Stalled Open Records Bills

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AUSTIN (AP) — The Texas House has rejected a Senate attempt to add a string of proposals meant to promote open government to a smaller but related bill. 131 more words


Transparency in the Archives

Here at the Archives, we have a number of people that are focused on facilitating transparency in government. We took the time to speak with a few of them to see what they do. 553 more words


Lifehacker: How to Opt Out of the Most Popular People Search Sites

Lifehacker: How to Opt Out of the Most Popular People Search Sites. “Genealogy site Family Tree Now made waves when people discovered it can be used to look up almost anyone’s personal information, even if they’d never heard of the site before. 34 more words

Useful Stuff

Trump’s HHS Choice: First A Letter To Medicare. Then A Campaign Contribution

By Christina Jewett >> cjewett@kff.org | @by_cjewett

and Marisa Taylor >> marisat@kff.org

Tom Price, the Georgia congressman tapped for the nation’s top health job, pressed Medicare officials on a funding change that led to a windfall for the small biotech company run by one of his top campaign contributors, according to a document released under an open records request. 1,208 more words

Neurodiversity News & Notes

UPDATE: Records for West Valley City juveniles released, after open records arguments

After two days of oral arguments and three hearings in December, a Utah judge reversed her decision to seal charges and evidence against three teens accused of causing the November death of West Valley City Police Officer Cody Brotherson. 137 more words

2 Texas Lawmakers Seek To Tighten Public Records Law

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AUSTIN (AP) — Two Texas lawmakers want to tighten public records laws to make it harder for governments and the companies they do business with to keep financial information secret. 122 more words


Editorial: Oregon public records advocate needs independence

Oregonians may not know where to turn when they have questions about public records or have been denied public information.

That’s why Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum’s public records task force has discussed creating a public records advocate position. 45 more words