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Five questions to ask when investigating law enforcement

Five questions to ask when investigating law enforcement

Today, MuckRock’s Beryl Lipton and Open the Government’s Freddy Martinez will be featured in a training session hosted by the Project on Government Oversight. In coordination with that event, we’ve compiled some fast thoughts on how federal oversight and resources can complement local and state research and policy developments.

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What's the status of your state's Sunshine Laws?

What’s the status of your state’s Sunshine Laws?

We put all these transparency changes into one easy-to-use table

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How to help ensure government transparency and request valuable information during the COVID-19 crisis

How to help ensure government transparency and request valuable information during the COVID-19 crisis

Our standard advice holds even during this extraordinary time. Be empathetic to transitions necessary to maintain health and safety of government workers but be prepared to enforce the expectations of the state public records and open meeting laws. The following FAQ can help you work through the rest.

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Join us online for free FOIA 101 training Thursday at noon EST

Join us online for free FOIA 101 training Thursday at noon EST

Curious where to start when it comes to FOIA and public records? Want something from government but not sure how to ask? This Thursday we’re hosting a free FOIA 101 training to help you become a better requester. The training is online and free, but RSVPs are required to reserve your place.

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FOIA 101: How to dig up information on federal political appointments

FOIA 101: How to dig up information on federal political appointments

There may be no complete repository of federal appointees, but FOIA can be your inroad to learning the history of who has been added to an agency.

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