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Charlottesville Transparency Project

Examining the transparency of the city of Charlottesville, Virginia.

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New York State senator blasts requests, saying police transparency "unintended consequence" of police transparency bill

New York State senator blasts requests, saying police transparency “unintended consequence” of police transparency bill

A New York state senator blasted MuckRock’s latest transparency project to access police disciplinary records, calling it an “unintended consequence” of recent legislation designed to allow access to police disciplinary records.

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What’s the state of state public records law?

What’s the state of state public records law?

Over the last nine months, our FOIA Fellow Jessie Gomez has been looking at public records law across the nation through our State of State Public Records Law project. Today, we’ll be exploring the major takeaways from her reporting.

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Part One: Barriers to access

Part One: Barriers to access

High price tags and records exemptions remain consistent barriers to access.

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Part Two: Legislative reform

Part Two: Legislative reform

Legislative efforts to reform state public records law are good, but not enough.

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Part Three: Transparency advocates

Part Three: Transparency advocates

Transparency advocates serve as key players in gaining better access to government records.

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