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This week’s FOIA roundup: Millions for Cali DMV from personal info sales, DHS is disappearing FOIA requests, and $75,000 for e-mails on iguana killing

This week’s FOIA roundup: Millions for Cali DMV from personal info sales, DHS is disappearing FOIA requests, and $75,000 for e-mails on iguana killing

Read a great FOIA-based news story we should highlight? Let us know and maybe we can include it in our next round-up!

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California lawmaker halts controversial transparency bill amidst public outcry

California lawmaker halts controversial transparency bill amidst public outcry

After stern opposition from transparency groups, Assemblymember Laura Friedman has decided to halt AB 700 for this year’s legislative session in California. The bill would have exempted information relating to a researcher or their research at a state university or community college.

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New bill in California aims to tighten up animal research reporting at the state level

New bill in California aims to tighten up animal research reporting at the state level

According to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, as many as 100 million animals are used in U.S. laboratories every year. In order to have a better understanding into these practices in California, Assemblymember Brian Maienschein introduced new legislation to provide added transparency into animal research reporting.

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