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This week’s FOIA round-up: Interior was interested in FBI’s "gold standard" FOIA policy, AP collects data on medical marijuana cards, and an Arkansas judge rules clerk broke public records law

This week’s FOIA round-up: Interior was interested in FBI’s “gold standard” FOIA policy, AP collects data on medical marijuana cards, and an Arkansas judge rules clerk broke public records law

In this week’s FOIA round-up, the Department of the Interior staff emails show employees were interested in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s “500-page per month” policy, the Associated Press created a new dataset by collecting information from each state to see why people wanted a medical marijuana card, and an Arkansas judge rules that a clerk broke state public-records laws, but cites as extenuating circumstances the clerk was acting on advice that they had received from state judicial authorities.

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As Sunshine Week draws to a close, state legislatures are set to review a number of records bills across the nation

As Sunshine Week draws to a close, state legislatures are set to review a number of records bills across the nation

As we wrap up Sunshine Week 2019, we’ve compiled the ultimate list of transparency bills currently making the rounds throughout state houses and senates.

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Stories FOIA told this week repealed but not replaced

Stories FOIA told this week repealed but not replaced

Stories FOIA told this week has a last minute change of plans, but still coming through with your weekly round up of great stories FOIA and public records helped tell this week — plus news about changes (or potential changes) in state laws.

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Keep ’em filing: MuckRock looking for more volunteer in-state proxies

Keep ’em filing: MuckRock looking for more volunteer in-state proxies

To keep filing in Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware and New Hampshire, MuckRock needs your help. In return, you’ll get a free Pro account and the knowledge that you’re helping muckrakers across the country keep government accountable.

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To keep filing in all 50 states, MuckRock needs your help

To keep filing in all 50 states, MuckRock needs your help

After today’s Supreme Court decision affirming states’ rights to prohibit out of state requester, MuckRock is looking for partners to help ensure transparency and open access are available to everyone throughout America. In exchange, we’re offering up to two users in each of the impacted states pro accounts — and the satisfaction of knowing they are making an important contribution to sunshine across America.

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