Kansas bill to exempt all police videos from disclosure dies
It's one of two bills to fail this session that would have set severe restrictions on the public release of Kansas law enforcement video footage.
Louisiana body camera footage disclosure bill moves to governor
The bill would shield police body camera footage from public disclosure if law enforcement believes it would "violate an individual’s reasonable expectation of privacy."
Oklahoma bill to create central open records portal stalls due to IT concerns
The legislation to move all public records requests to an online portal is running out of time to make it to Gov. Mary Fallin.
Body camera bills explode in popularity among state lawmakers in 2015
State legislatures saw a massive increase in the number of bills introduced governing body cameras, particularly those relating to open records laws.
States flunk push for open data — report
An investigation by the Center for Public Integrity found that few states made significant government information available in easily usable formats.
Florida Legislature mulls bill to promote cybersecurity secrecy
A new bill in the Florida Senate would exempt information about cyberattacks from public records laws, but some worry the legislation is too broad.
Florida news outlets fight governor on open government
News outlets in the Sunshine State are taking aim at Gov. Rick Scott over the controversial handling of records from several parts in his tenure.