Transparency

Utah governor likely to sign repeal of new records law

Lyndsey Wajert | Freedom of Information | Feature | March 29, 2011
Feature
March 29, 2011

The fight surrounding an amendment to Utah’s open government law ended Friday when the state legislature passed a bill that officially repeals the controversial measure H.B. 477, but the future of Utah's records law remains uncertain.

Legislators passed H.B. 1001 Friday during a special session called by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert. H.B. 1001 repeals H.B. 477, and allows the state to restart the process of amending Utah's open records laws.

Health bill will require drug companies to reveal doctor payments

Amanda Becker | Freedom of Information | Quicklink | March 24, 2010
Quicklink
March 24, 2010

A provision in the new health care bill is intended to make drug companies' payments to physicians more transparent, California Watch reported.

The provision started as a stand-alone bill, the Physician Payment Sunshine Act, and was folded into legislation signed into law by President Obama on Tuesday.

White House releases long-awaited Open Government Directive

Amanda Becker | Freedom of Information | Quicklink | December 8, 2009
Quicklink
December 8, 2009

The White House today sent the head of every federal department and agency long-awaited Open Government Directive on how agencies should increase "transparency, participation, and collaboration."