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FOI Audits Reveal Flaws

FOI audits reveal flaws: Daniel Bevarly reports government FOI audits in Florida, Illinois and Tennessee find poor open records compliance.

“The independent findings from state FOI coalitions and a university disclose an ongoing challenge to government agencies to comply with their state’s open government laws and demonstrate consistent policy practices,” he writes.

Media

Wyofile: Records quest for 800 Wyo. agencies drives open records review

Wyofile: Records quest for 800 Wyo. agencies drives open records review. “Lawmakers are eyeing changes to public records law after a national group dedicated to government transparency flooded 800 Wyoming agencies with records requests last spring.”

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Putting people on edge

Years ago, I had an editor named Zack Binkley. He used to tell us that he wanted to be that guy who had people on edge when he walked into a room because of the work the newsroom was doing. 330 more words

Journalism

Deliberative-Process Privilege Protects Agency’s Unapproved Meeting Minutes

A N.J. appellate court issued an interesting opinion for governmental entities responding to public-records requests.  The question was whether a public-records act requires a governmental agency to produce its draft, unapproved meeting minutes.  425 more words

Deliberative Process Privilege

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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