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New Study Rates the States Open Government Laws

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The Better Government Association and the National Freedom of Information Coalition have issued a new set of ratings of state open records laws, giving most states an “F.” The ratings are based on the provisions of state law in five categories, such as required response time and recovery of legal fees for those who must sue. “This national study shows that in the vast majority of states, citizens have little to no recourse when faced with unlawful denial of access under their state’s FOI laws,” said Charles N. Davis, executive director of the NFOIC. (10/26/07)