- Judge to rule in November on Sumner County records lawsuit Updated: Jul-31-15 2:50 pm
GALLATIN, Tennessee - A judge will decide in November whether the Sumner County school district willfully violated the Tennessee Public Records Act when it did not respond to a request because it was made via email rather than in person.
- Baker orders state agencies to improve records access Updated: Jul-30-15 4:56 pm
BOSTON - Gov. Charlie Baker ordered his administration to take steps Thursday to make public records easier and less expensive to obtain, noting that Massachusetts had received failing grades in the past for government transparency.
- Media advocates: Law doesn't need changes for body cameras Updated: Jul-29-15 4:01 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin's open records law doesn't need a substantial rewrite to address police body camera videos, media advocates argued at a state Department of Justice summit on the statutes Wednesday.
- Assembly speaker asked for open records changes Updated: Jul-23-15 5:19 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Assembly Speaker Robin Vos was the state lawmaker who drafted a proposal that would have gutted Wisconsin's open records law and protected legislators from having to release documents currently available, documents released to The Associated Press on Thursday show.
- Detroit officials using private email for public business Updated: Jul-20-15 9:31 am
DETROIT - Detroit officials including Mayor Mike Duggan say they sometimes use private email accounts to conduct public business and are defending the practice as convenient and appropriate.
- Lawsuit says town was wrong to arrest man at open meeting Updated: Jul-15-15 2:47 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - The New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union is suing the town of Alton and its police chief on behalf of a man who was arrested after suggesting at a public meeting that the entire board of selectmen resign.
- Survey: Many Indiana counties not meeting public records law Updated: Jul-14-15 4:26 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - A survey has found that many county agencies around Indiana failed to comply with state laws requiring the disclosure of public records through electronic requests.
- Idaho attorney general updates open government manual Updated: Jul-08-15 3:26 pm
BOISE, Idaho - The Idaho Attorney General's office has released new manuals on Idaho's public records and open meetings laws to reflect changes made during the legislative session earlier this year.
- Judge fines state agency for violation of open records law Updated: Jul-08-15 11:44 am
SANTA FE, New Mexico - A judge has fined the New Mexico Public Education Department $485 and ordered it to pay attorney fees to a teachers union for violating the state's open records law.
- Wisconsin Senate wipes open records rollback from budget Updated: Jul-07-15 7:06 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Wisconsin Senate voted unanimously Tuesday to erase a dramatic rollback of the state's open records law that Gov. Scott Walker's office helped add to the state budget.
- The Latest: Senate votes to repeal local prevailing wage Updated: Jul-07-15 6:19 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - After five months of debate and revisions, Wisconsin's full Legislature was set to vote on the 2015-17 state budget, a $73 billion spending plan that divvies up how much money state agencies receive and how they can use it. Here's a rundown on debate developments Tuesday (all times are local):
- Nebraska AG says university violated open meetings act Updated: Jul-03-15 4:14 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska's attorney general says the University of Nebraska violated the state's open meetings law when it held private meetings as part of its search for a new president.