Virginians should be immensely proud of a Virginia Tech professor and his research team’s members for their role in exposing the poisoning of Flint, Mich., residents who were forced to drink toxic water that was laced with dangerously high leve…
The Massachusetts Senate plans to debate legislation that ideally should be aimed at giving the state’s public records law – one of the weakest in the nation – a much-needed backbone transplant.
Last fall, the Massachusetts House …
In a debate that could reshape how the state handles its Sunshine laws, Florida lawmakers are swiftly advancing a bill that proponents say will crack down on “economic terrorists” that are abusing state law by extorting money from governm…
Moroni Alvarez attended traditional public school until fifth grade, when a move placed his family near Freedom Preparatory Academy in Provo.
Now seven years later, the high school senior said he appreciates the emphasis on technology, leadership and service at his charter school. But he also acknowledged there are some drawbacks that stem from the school’s comparably small student body. “In my class the ratio of boys to girls is like four-to-one,” he said. “No. Five-to-one.”
Legislation to subject Michigan’s governor and legislature to the state’s Freedom of Information Act could drop as soon as next month, say lawmakers working on the plan.
“I’ve been working on this project now for over a year and hopefully going to roll it out during Sunshine Week in March,” said Rep. Ed McBroom, R-Vulcan.
Flooded with requests for public records, local officials in Washington want to put limits on how much information public servants have to make available to the public.
The concepts have long been enshrined in Washington state law:
Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission hearing officer Lisa Siegel was right in calling out UConn trustees and top officials for a closed-door meeting last year to discuss the university’s proposed $1.3 billion budget.
The Las Vegas Police Managers and Supervisors Association struck a blow for public union transparency Tuesday, allowing the public to attend contract negotiations for the first time. But the public didn’t show up.
Besides the representatives on either side of the table at Metro headquarters on Martin Luther King Boulevard, there were only a few spectators, mostly reporters. And people attending the meeting would have had difficulty following the proceedings; talks covered esoteric subjects only insiders would understand.
A measure aimed at keeping more information about public employees’ pay out of the public eye won approval from a key Virginia Senate panel Tuesday, but the group narrowed the scope of legislation that could have kept secret all information about chemicals used in fracking.
The Senate General Laws Committee’s Freedom of Information subcommittee asked for more study of legislation that would give two-thirds of Virginia counties and more than half of its cities twice as much time to respond to FOIA requests.
Should we charge a toll when a Manchester resident wants to walk into City Hall?
Manchester Rep. Patrick Long wants to increase the cost of open government by allowing public officials to charge people directly for doing their jobs.