Tagged: freedom of information act

Your FOIA In Action (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 9/23/2013 12:00 am

Without the state Freedom of Information Act — underused by most Arkansans — we wouldn't know about the recent misuse of campaign funds by elected officials.

Put Your Name On It (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/8/2013 12:00 am

My “recent unpleasantness” — that's my euphemism for the fallout from my boneheaded stunt of releasing publicly the last legally acquired list of the state's concealed-carry licensees — has reinforced my disdain for people who operate in the shadow of anonymity.

The War on Information (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/1/2013 12:00 am

Arkansas' Freedom of Information Act, one of the first and best in the country for creating transparent government and holding government officials accountable, is under unprecedented attack.

Our World In 2013 (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 2/25/2013 12:00 am

There is nothing about the Legislature's decision to amend the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act to conceal who is licensed to carry a concealed weapon that expands or otherwise protects the individual right to bear arms. No one new gets to legally own, carry or discharge firearms. The requirements for licensure aren't changed at all by this decision to slice off a little piece of the public's right to know.

Joy Sharp May Stay at University of Arkansas After Advancement Debacle

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/25/2013 12:00 am

After University of Arkansas officials became aware in June of overspending by the Fayetteville campus' Advancement Division, the parties deemed responsible saw their jobs change.