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Texas reviews how court rulings affect public information law

Lawmakers continue to review the effects of a 2015 Texas Supreme Court ruling that allows certain government contracting information to be withheld from public disclosure.  264 more words

General Government

Jewish Agency's Sharansky: Open Archives on Immigration of Jews From Mideast and North Africa (Haartez)

Haaretz: Jewish Agency’s Sharansky: Open Archives on Immigration of Jews From Mideast and North Africa. “Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky has expressed support for making public all archival documents on immigration by Middle Eastern and North African Jews in the state’s early years, as a way to help learn more about the sending of such Jews to so-called development towns in the country’s outskirts.”

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Need an attorney to talk to about open records requests and laws? Come to Charleston, SC, on March 24

Link HERE to register for the SPJ Region 3 Spring Conference

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“Ask an attorney: What are your rights as a professional journalist or freelance journalist in regard to open record requests?” 491 more words

R3 Conference

Legislative Highlights (Feb 2018, Illinois)

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities

The right to access contact information of co-owners is under assault, and industry trade group members continue to oppose fair treatment of condo owners who prevail in litigation involving their association. 

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Covering Tracks

January 25, 2018

I have been running into an interesting phenomenon – more and companies are taking steps to conceal their major construction/renovation filings made with local governments. 340 more words

Competitive Intelligence

2 papers sue over rejected requests for body-camera footage

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – The Wichita Eagle and The Kansas City Star allege in a lawsuit that Wichita officials didn’t follow the state’s open records law in denying access to police body-camera footage in two cases. 126 more words