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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


Randy Travis Loses Legal Bid To Keep DUI Footage Private

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. 298 more words


Open Records and Open Meetings 101


KENNESAW, Ga. – President Sam Olens of Kennesaw State University was known as an advocate of Georgia’s Sunshine laws when he was attorney general, before coming to KSU. 313 more words


Editorial: Open records law should apply evenly

Portland’s Laborer’s International Union of North America Local 483 once won its argument that the city should release the names of city employees not in the union. 31 more words


Freedom FROM Information Access Acts

September 18, 2017

The AP has reported on yet more efforts to restrict the scope of state open record/FOIA laws and limiting the public’s access to them. 269 more words

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