- House committee chairman subpoenas IRS official for hearing Updated: May-29-15 5:52 pm
WASHINGTON - The chairman of the House Oversight Committee issued a subpoena Friday for an IRS official to testify at a hearing on the Freedom of Information Act.
- Excerpts from editorials by Illinois newspapers Updated: May-26-15 6:50 pm
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- State House approves changes to Michigan's open meetings law Updated: May-26-15 5:23 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Local elected officials would have to be physically present for a vote at an open meeting under a bill moving through the Michigan Legislature.
- New York Gov. Cuomo's office ends email auto delete policy Updated: May-22-15 4:29 pm
ALBANY, New York - Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration on Friday ended its practice of automatically deleting emails after 90 days following criticism that it was an affront to open government.
- Court: Private college police subject to open records law Updated: May-21-15 8:58 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Private colleges' police departments are subject to the state open records law, a divided state Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a case involving a lawsuit brought by a student journalist.
- Va. council rejects Freedom of Information Act penalty Updated: May-21-15 8:22 am
NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia - A state council has rejected a proposal to add a criminal penalty to Virginia's Freedom of Information Act.
- ESPN to appeal Indiana judge's ruling on Notre Dame police Updated: May-20-15 5:40 pm
SOUTH BEND, Indiana - ESPN will appeal a northern Indiana judge's ruling that the University of Notre Dame police department is not subject to the state's open records law.
- Deal near on bill requiring public bodies to have agendas Updated: May-20-15 4:52 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - House and Senate members are nearing a deal on a bill that would require government bodies in South Carolina to publish agendas before public meetings.
- Hogan appoints 3 to Maryland open meetings board Updated: May-19-15 5:21 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Gov. Larry Hogan has appointed three members to the State Open Meetings Law Compliance Board.
- Kansas governor says using private email, cell is simpler Updated: May-18-15 4:56 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Under scrutiny for using private email and cellphones for official communications, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback said Monday that he has engaged in the practice since he was a U.S. senator.
- Brownback has used private email to communicate with staff Updated: May-16-15 8:16 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback uses a private email address to communicate with his staff and others, a newspaper reported Saturday, raising concerns about the availability of much of his communication under the state's open records law.
- Attorney general: City council violated open meetings law Updated: May-14-15 5:03 pm
BENEDICT, North Dakota - Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says a city council in north central North Dakota violated open meetings law by asking the public to leave while it discussed a contentious issue.
- Secretary of State: Solons appear to violate open meetings Updated: May-14-15 5:03 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos says the Legislature has to follow Vermont's open meeting law, while a lawyer for the Legislature says that's not always the case.
- Senate panel hears more testimony over public records bill Updated: May-13-15 10:41 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - A Senate subcommittee has taken more testimony on a bill that would overhaul South Carolina's open records law.
- Edmond man keeps up fight for 'LGBTALY' license plate Updated: May-12-15 5:52 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - An Oklahoma man denied a personalized license plate supporting gay rights is asking a judge to force a state agency to fulfill his open records requests that he says were ignored.
- Bill would require all university board meetings to be open Updated: May-11-15 5:55 am
LANSING, Michigan - A bill would change the Michigan constitution to require all meetings of public university boards to be open to the public.
- Oil, gas pipeline information could become secret under bill Updated: May-08-15 10:49 am
LANSING, Michigan - A bill introduced in the Michigan legislature seeks to keep information secret about oil and gas pipelines, high-powered electrical lines and other key energy infrastructure.
- S. Idaho commissioners violate Idaho's open meetings law Updated: May-07-15 11:26 am
BURLEY, Idaho - Cassia County Commissioners in south-central Idaho say they twice violated the state's open meetings law.
- State official: Clinton email practices 'not acceptable' Updated: May-06-15 2:53 pm
WASHINGTON - A high-ranking State Department official said Wednesday it's "not acceptable" for any agency employee to conduct government business on a private email server as former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton did.