BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' Republican secretary of state did not violate the state's open records law by ordering the removal of an election database function that generates a statewide report showing which provisional ballots were not counted, a judge ruled.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota House speaker is facing a lawsuit over his decision to withhold from a newspaper the names of lawmakers who petitioned for a special legislative session to consider impeaching the attorney general.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A retired New York attorney is suing the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, saying its claim to have no records pertaining to the drugs it plans to use in upcoming executions “defies belief.”
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The four retired judges who make up South Dakota's Government Accountability Board usually meet just a handful of times a year, almost entirely unnoticed by the public, and have never advanced a complaint to a public hearing.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's attorney general said Wednesday he has asked the state’s Government Accountability Board to review questions about whether Gov. Kristi Noem improperly interfered in a state agency's evaluation of her daughter's application for a real estate appraiser license.
"Under Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, too many government agencies slow-walked their legal obligation to promptly answer Freedom of Information requests," writes The News' Editorial Board.
The News’ recent editorial regarding New York’s Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) was right on point. Recently, I submitted a FOIL request to …
Freedom of information laws are supposed to give citizens the ability to easily access facts and figures about the governments they fund. Thi…
In honor of Sunshine Week, I would like to share my recent experience trying to obtain contact information for public officials for the Town o…
Sunshine Week was launched in 2005 by the American Society of News Editors – since renamed the News Leaders Association – to promote the cause of open government.
"There is no excuse for barring reporters, accusers and the defendant’s mother other than someone’s desire to exercise power," writes The News' Editorial Board.
State Supreme Court Justice Frank Caruso ruled Thursday that the 1996 county law violated the state's law on availability of public records.
Supervisor Mark C. Crocker said Monday th.at the town met last week with its webmaster, Web Essentials, regarding faster updates to the site