Florida Official Charged With Public Records Law Violation

A county Commissioner in Escambia County, Florida has been charged with a violation of Florida public records law violation for not turning over requested emails on time. Florida State Attorney Bill Eddins reviewed complaints that Commissioner Gene Valentino violated Florida’s public records laws by delaying the release of the emails. According to a press release […]

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State Public Records Search Directory Updated

The following state public records searches have been updated on the Skipease site and can be accessed at Public Records: • Alabama Public Records • Alaska Public Records • Arizona Public Records • Arkansas Public Records • California Public Records • Colorado Public Records • Connecticut Public Records • DC – Washington DC Public Records […]

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Tennessee’s New Public Records Law

Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen recently signed into law revised and updated rules for the state’s public records policies. The new public records law puts the duties of Tennessee’s open records ombudsman into law and establishes a seven-day deadline for records custodians to respond to public records requests — or they need to explain why more […]

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USASpending.com Shows US Federal Spending On Contracts & Grants

A new open public records website launched by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget called USASpending.gov provides a searchable database of federal spending on contracts and grants. The Contracts section of USAspending.gov lets users to search for public record information regarding all federal contracts. You can search contracts and grants by contractor name, geographic […]

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N.C. Bill To Award Legal Fees In Public Records Lawsuits

A bill introduced in the North Carolina Senate would award legal fees to people or groups who win public records lawsuits against government departments and agencies. Current North Carolina state law allows a judge to award legal fees to plaintiffs in public records lawsuit, but doesn’t require it. The proposed law would entitle successful plaintiffs […]

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