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Washington state to see second bill extending public records act to legislators

Washington state to see second bill extending public records act to legislators

Legislators in Washington state are set to discuss a new bill looking to bring some highly-anticipated sunshine into the legislative branch.

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Michigan Governor issues new directive on transparency and records requests

Michigan Governor issues new directive on transparency and records requests

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued her 11th Executive Directive last Friday, an effort to recommit the state’s government agencies to the values of transparency and accountability.

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Out of state records requesters face unclear guidelines in New Jersey

Out of state records requesters face unclear guidelines in New Jersey

While most states have clear guidelines over whether out of state requests can be rejected, others aren’t so clear - in New Jersey, the Open Public Records Act and governing entities often have contrasting views.

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Texas records law finds requesters jumping through hoops for records

Texas records law finds requesters jumping through hoops for records

One state’s public records law in particular stands out as being completely different than the federal statute it was based on: Texas, where a “pre-appeal” system both streamlines and complicates the process.

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Massachusetts committee dissolved after unsuccessful attempts to expand public records law

Massachusetts committee dissolved after unsuccessful attempts to expand public records law

Bay state officials have once again failed at creating recommendations for the state’s restrictive public records law.

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