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what is going on in west goshen township these days?

West Goshen is one of those Chester County municipalities that seems to like to stay below the radar.  We heard a lot about them in recent years because of the… 919 more words

Chester County

JULY 4 – CELEBRATING TRANSPARENCY AND INDEPENDENCE

Yesterday I read an interesting article published by the ABA Journal chronicling the history of the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which was signed into law by Lyndon Johnson fifty years ago on June 4, 1966.  498 more words

Iowa Supreme Court

Journalists get some help in battle over public records

It’s nice to see both parties working together on something, but it does happen. Both the House and Senate passed the FOIA Improvement Act and President Obama signed it into law. 680 more words

News

Newspaper publisher, lawyer charged with felonies after filing Open Records request

“We are shocked that any journalist would be jailed for simply asking a question,” the Society of Professional Journalists said in a statement in Atlanta Journal-Constitution…

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Journalism

Kansas opens private e-mails on public business

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a bill to close a loophole in the state’s open records act that allowed public officials to use private e-mail accounts to avoid scrutiny. 138 more words

Consumer Protection

Kansas officials' private emails to be subject to disclosure

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a bill to subject officials’ emails about public business to disclosure even if they’re on private accounts or devices. 103 more words

Local

Kansas legislative negotiators broker open-records changes

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Negotiators with the Kansas House and Senate have reached a deal on a package of open-records reforms, setting it up for final votes in the state Legislature. 102 more words

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