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Government releases We the People API

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Bill would make N.J. mug shots available to the public

From Daily Record: The public may finally gain access to mug shots if a local assemblyman can help it. Assemblyman Ronald S. Dancer, a Republican who represents parts of Ocean, Monmouth, Burlington and Middlesex counties, has introduced legislation that would render the police photos of arrested suspects as public records throughout the state, available for the public and news organizations. /> ...
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Midland County Commission committee recommends board deny MDN FOIA appeal

From Midland Daily News: An appeal of a Michigan Freedom of Information Act, submitted by the Midland Daily News to Midland County, will now proceed to the full board after the county’s Human Services Committee recommended denying the appeal. read more ...
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Pa. Senate leader proposes open records law rework

From NewsWorks.org: The Republican leader in the Pennsylvania Senate is taking the wraps off a wide set of proposed changes to the state Right-to-Know Law. Sen. Dominic Pileggi's 22-page bill introduced Friday includes limits on access by inmates and new authority for the Office of Open Records to review documents in private to see if they should be released. /> ...
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Web foundation launches study on open data

From IT News Africa: Speaking at an Open Government Partnership reception recently, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, founder of the World Wide Web Foundation (Web Foundation) and inventor of the Web, unveiled the first ever in-depth study into how the power of ope ...
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CISPA dead for now, says ACLU

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NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for April 26, 2013

A few state FOIA and local open government news items selected from many of interest that we might or might not have drawn attention to earlier in the week. While you're at it, be sure to check out State FOIA Friday Archives. New Mexico court nixes damages against NM attorney general read more ...
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