The Best FOI Tool in the Business Just Got Better!

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press today published the 6th Edition of its Open Government Guide, a comprehensive overview of open records and open meetings laws in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The guide is available free on the Reporters Committee website at www.rcfp.org/ogg, where users can cross-reference and compare the laws in different states or simply get an in-depth analysis of one state. A CD version of the entire guide and hard copies of each state’s section also can be ordered from the Reporters Committee for a small fee.

Each state’s outline is prepared by attorney volunteers who are experts in access law; most have worked on earlier editions of the guide.

In addition to updating the material from previous editions, the latest Open Government Guide includes:

  • New categories, including access to government budgets, epidemiological records, and economic development records
  • Significant statute updates, including a new open records law in Pennsylvania and a revised open meetings law in Washington, D.C.
  • More specific category breakdowns on access to email, real estate and investigatory records, which enable users to better find and compare information.
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