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Open Government Guide

The Open Government Guide is a complete compendium of information on every state’s open records and open meetings laws. Each state’s section is arranged according to a standard outline, making it easy to compare laws in various states. If you’re a new user of this guide, be sure to read the Introduction to the Open Government Guide.  The Open Government Guide covers state laws. We also have a separate FOIA Wiki that covers the federal government.

Please note: We have not yet received the following chapters from our guide authors: Alabama, Florida, Massachusetts, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

See something that needs updating?  Please email guides@rcfp.org, so we can fix it!