- Mom protests $77,719 fee for Goodrich school records on son Updated: Jun-29-15 6:56 pm
GOODRICH, Michigan - A Flint-area mother is protesting a $77,719 fee estimate that the Goodrich Area Schools gave her for getting copies of emails about her son.
- Indiana House hires attorneys to defend public records suit Updated: Jun-29-15 11:19 am
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana House of Representatives has hired two outside attorneys who bill an average of nearly $400 an hour to defend itself from a lawsuit filed over its refusal to provide correspondence over a solar power bill under the state's public records law.
- Judge rejects environmentalists' open-meetings lawsuit Updated: Jun-28-15 1:00 pm
MISSOULA, Montana - A Helena judge has rejected three environmental groups' claims that Gov. Steve Bullock violated the state's open-meeting laws by holding discussions before nominating 5.1 million acres of forest land for priority federal management.
- Warwick Retirement Board to pay $2,000 for OMA violations Updated: Jun-24-15 3:50 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The Warwick Retirement Board has agreed to pay a $2,000 fine for violations of Rhode Island's Open Meetings law.
- Recent Kansas Editorials Updated: Jun-23-15 12:09 pm
Hutchinson News, June 18
- Homeland Security found in violation of open-records law Updated: Jun-22-15 6:17 am
SEATTLE - A federal judge has ruled that the Department of Homeland Security has violated the Freedom of Information Act by failing to respond to a request for information about the telephone costs for immigrant detainees.
- Cole County judge holds hearing in Sunshine lawsuit Updated: Jun-19-15 8:35 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A Missouri judge on Friday gave an advocacy group and state lawyers more than a week to file orders in a lawsuit challenging restrictions on filming Missouri Senate committee hearings.
- Residents file petition against Pittsylvania County board Updated: Jun-17-15 2:02 pm
CHATHAM, Virginia - A group of Pittsylvania County residents says the county's agricultural development board violated the Virginia Freedom of Information Act by not letting the residents attend a meeting.
- Appeals court: private utility subject to open records law Updated: Jun-15-15 10:09 am
LEXINGTON, Kentucky - The Kentucky Court of Appeals has ruled that a private utility in eastern Kentucky is subject to the open records law because it receives all its revenue from local governments.
- Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers Updated: Jun-15-15 8:04 am
South Bend Tribune. June 10, 2015.
- Alabama editorial roundup Updated: Jun-10-15 3:01 pm
Recent editorials from Alabama newspapers:
- Bill requiring agendas at meetings sent to governor's desk Updated: Jun-03-15 6:03 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - A bill requiring government bodies to publish agendas before public meetings is on its way to Gov. Nikki Haley's desk.
- FOIA backlog soars despite Obama pledge of transparency Updated: Jun-03-15 4:42 pm
WASHINGTON - Federal agencies are struggling to keep up with the growing number of requests for public information, raising questions in Congress about the Obama administration's dedication to transparency.
- Legislature reverses court ruling limiting arrest data Updated: Jun-03-15 12:25 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut lawmakers have reversed a state Supreme Court ruling that limited the amount of information police must release about arrests - a decision criticized by the media and open-government advocates as shielding law enforcement from public scrutiny.
- Ala. House passes changes to state open meetings laws Updated: Jun-02-15 7:23 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama lawmakers have passed legislation to tighten the state's Open Meetings Act.
- House GOP moves to punish State Dept. over Benghazi delays Updated: Jun-02-15 4:25 pm
WASHINGTON - Following through on a threat, House Republicans on Tuesday proposed cutting the State Department's budget to protest its slow response in producing documents related to the investigation of the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya.
- AG: NDSU group violated state's open meetings laws Updated: Jun-02-15 12:06 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem (STEHN'-juhm) says the North Dakota State University Development Foundation and Alumni Association violated the state's open meetings law.
- Charges dropped in New Buffalo council open meetings case Updated: May-31-15 3:58 pm
NEW BUFFALO, Michigan - A prosecutor in southwestern Michigan has dropped charges against two New Buffalo City Council members that accused them of violating the state Open Meeting Act by discussing the firing of a city manager in private.