Have a clever request you want to share with other requesters? Now’s your chance as we’re building the ultimate directory of FOIA and public records ideas to help new requesters get inspired while showcasing how valuable public records are in keeping government open and accountable.
You can now subscribe to RSS feeds of agencies and jurisdictions to get updates on new and completed requests within those jurisdictions. We’ve also set up a GitHub repo for our Sunshine Week project. Join us in opening up government Tuesday night at Code for Boston or anytime in our Slack.
Last week, we fixed some API bugs that a user reported. We also set the groundwork to get hacking on our Sunshine Week site; you can help us with that tomorrow on the FOIA Slack or at Code for Boston.
For Sunshine Week 2019, we’re working on building a database of the best FOIA suggestions to help showcase the power of transparency - and give requesters a little inspiration when they’re stuck for ideas. Join us next Tuesday in Boston or on our FOIA Slack.
MuckRock Release Notes: The shutdown’s impact on FOIA response rates so far, and a Sunshine Week special project needs your help
Last week, we didn’t push many user-facing changes as we continue to push forward on some major long-term projects, so we decided to look at the data that a lot of people have been asking about: Has the shutdown impacted FOIA responses at MuckRock? The answer was surprising. Plus: Come help us kick off a Sunshine Week special project.