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Group Sues Arkansas Attorney General for Not Approving Government Records Ballot Measure

Arkansas Citizens for Transparency asked the state Supreme Court in a 14-page filing to order Attorney General Tim Griffin to either approve the language of their proposal or substitute it with more suitable language. read more >
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Attorney General’s Office Asks Judge To Block FOI Request

The attorney general’s office has asked a federal judge to block the release of attorney-client and “work product”-privileged documents that a Little Rock attorney asked for under FOIA. read more >
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Power to the People (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

The FOI amendment would enshrine key provisions and principles in the state constitution. read more >
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Arkansas Lawmakers OK Plan to Audit Purchase of Governor’s $19,000 Lectern

The all-Republican executive committee of the Legislative Joint Auditing Committee also voted to audit the Republican governor's travel and security expenditures. read more >
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Scrutiny of Arkansas Governor’s $19,000 Lectern Deepens After New Records are Released

A legislative panel is expected to vote this week on a lawmaker's request for an audit of the lectern's purchase. read more >
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Government Transparency Group Releases Proposal to Enshrine Arkansas FOIA

The group, Arkansas Citizens for Transparency, said the proposal would ensure that any further changes to the FOIA would only be approved by voters. read more >
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FOIA Definitely Not Safe (Gwen Moritz Commentary)

Arkansas’ Freedom of Information Act is still at risk, so a constitutional amendment is urgent. read more >
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‘An Issue of Right or Wrong’ (Editorial)

A former state legislator and a Little Rock lawyer say they’re partnering on an effort to make the provisions of Arkansas’ Freedom of Information Act part of the state Constitution, an endeavor we support. read more >
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What’s Next for the FOIA (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

This year has seen multiple attempts to limit our open records law, and the hits will keep coming. read more >
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Gradually, Then Suddenly (Editorial)

Last week’s attempt to weaken Arkansas’ Freedom of Information Act won’t be the last. read more >
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FOIA Bill Revised After Opposition and Chaos at Capitol

Constituents on Monday swayed lawmakers against provisions that would allow withholding a wide array of records now open to public requests. read more >
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FOIA Task Force Rejects Plan to Overhaul ‘Sunshine Law’

In a unanimous vote, the task force declared that the two bills were unsuitable for a special session and contrary to the best interests of Arkansans. read more >