The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press is pleased to announce that the third edition of “TAPPING OFFICIALS’ SECRETS: The Door to Open Government in the 50 States & D.C.” is now available, and for the first time is available — free — on the RCFP World-wide Web site.
This compendium of open records and meetings laws is written by lawyers from each state who are experts in the area. Each guide discusses the laws, cases decided under the law, practice tips, discussions of all exemptions, availability of certain records by topic, and much more. In other words, this is a detailed and thorough guide: in print it’s 1,372 pages, with small type and little white space
Stop by our web site (https://www.rcfp.org/rcfp), follow the link to the guide, and consider purchasing a copy. A single state guide is $10, and the complete compendium is $99 (plus $7.50 shipping) in print or $49 on CD-ROM. The CD-ROM includes all the books in Adobe Acrobat, Windows Help, and HTML formats, plus a program that allows side-by-side comparisons of the outlines in different states.