When I was looking for some good blog posts about open records around the country today, I noticed what might be turning out to be a new trend: the Friday FOIA’s. I guess I jumped the gun by filing a FOIA request yesterday…
First, from A Chicago Blog we have Friday FOIA: Jim Thompson’s Expense Report, where Michael Van Winkle writes about a request he’s made to figure out if Jim Thompson has any of his expenses reimbursed by the Illinois Sports Facility Authority.
That’s all I found (so far) on Friday FOIA blogging, but I think it’s a great idea and hope to see more entries in the coming weeks.
For other good blog posts on open records recently we have Freedom of Information – Let’s Start Looking beyond the Law from People, Places, Deliberation. I really enjoyed this post since it calls transparent government laws one of the defining features of a civilized society.
And here’s one where I just really get a kick out of the title: Open Government can be so pesky from Young Philly Politics. Yeah, I get the feeling that that’s how all too many public officials view it.