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This week's FOIA round-up: Lack of transparency in the Trump administration, Washington's big open gov win, and animal extinction in Florida

This week’s FOIA round-up: Lack of transparency in the Trump administration, Washington’s big open gov win, and animal extinction in Florida

Our weekly collection of the biggest stories from FOIA

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This week's FOIA round-up: FOIA finds a foe in AG Barr, Illinois schoolchildren punished with isolation, and Earthjustice reveals toxic DHS plans for migrants

This week’s FOIA round-up: FOIA finds a foe in AG Barr, Illinois schoolchildren punished with isolation, and Earthjustice reveals toxic DHS plans for migrants

Read a great FOIA-based news story we should highlight? Let us know and maybe we can include it in our next round-up! Send it over via email, on Twitter, or on Facebook.

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Help crowdfund the release of wage theft investigations in Massachusetts

Help crowdfund the release of wage theft investigations in Massachusetts

To understand how the Massachusetts government is dealing with wage theft, MuckRock requested files on the Attorney General’s investigations into four companies that have allegedly stolen wages from their workers. The AGO estimated that the processing and reproduction fees for these files will be $200 - so we’re opening the request to crowdfund.

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Alabama reaches new milestone in barriers to access

Alabama reaches new milestone in barriers to access

From backlogs at the federal level to legal limitations at state and local, requesters are no strangers to the barriers met in access to information. But every now and then, an agency will make a demand so brazen or just plain bizarre that it’ll bring even the jaded #FOIA community to pause.

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California AG demands journalists to destroy information obtained through public records - or else

California AG demands journalists to destroy information obtained through public records - or else

California’s top law official is threatening legal action against a pair of journalist who obtained a list of police officers convicted of crimes within the last decade.

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