public records law

Oregon's new public records laws are 'most significant reforms' in 44 years


New policies, committees, and officials — including a chief data officer — will build a framework for state records requests after the system broke down.

Thanks to new law, California agencies can direct records requesters to online documents


Gov. Jerry Brown lent his signature to a bill letting state agencies respond to public records requests by posting information online instead of sending them to each person individually.

Washington localities turn to text message archiving tool to comply with public records law


A group of cities and counties in the state are hoping a new software can help them better manage texts sent by government employees.

In San Diego, push to include city workers' private devices under public records law fails


Open government advocates are frustrated that their latest push to make all communications about government business subject to disclosure laws won't be moving forward this year.

Louisiana body camera footage disclosure bill moves to governor


The bill would shield police body camera footage from public disclosure if law enforcement believes it would "violate an individual’s reasonable expectation of privacy."