- Gov. Walker and Wisconsin GOP retreat on open records limits Updated: Jul-04-15 5:23 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - In a sudden reversal amid a stinging backlash, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and GOP legislative leaders said they agreed Saturday to completely remove a part of the proposed state budget that would severely roll back open records laws.
- 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.
- Legislative all-nighter: 'Nasty things slip through' Updated: Jul-01-15 4:37 pm
SEATTLE - When lawmakers race to pass budgets and bills by working into the early morning hours, as they did Tuesday and Wednesday, advocates of open government say they are working in the dark in more ways than one.
- County judge dismisses lawsuit on filming Senate committees Updated: Jun-30-15 7:31 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A Missouri judge dismissed Tuesday an advocacy group's lawsuit that challenged restrictions on filming Missouri Senate committee meetings.
- Western Coventry Fire District to pay fine for OMA violation Updated: Jun-30-15 3:30 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The Western Coventry Fire District has agreed to pay a $1,000 fine for a violation of Rhode Island's Open Meetings law.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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: