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State legislators consider commercial record search fee – The Daily Times

State legislators consider commercial record search feeThe Daily TimesThe Tennessee State Legislature is considering a bill to allow county court clerks throughout the state to levy a $5 fee for computer searches involving public records with commercial value. House Bill 2155 is being carried by State Rep. Robert Ramsey …and more »

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ACLU Files Suit on Behalf of Community Group to Obtain Records on State … – American Civil Liberties Union News and Information

ACLU Files Suit on Behalf of Community Group to Obtain Records on State …American Civil Liberties Union News and InformationThe lawsuit, against the RI Department of Corrections and the RI State Police, seeks a court order waiving the significant fees the agencies want to charge ONA before turning over the requested records. ONA filed open [...]

State charging $20000 for EB-5 records request – Rapid City Journal

State charging $20000 for EB-5 records requestRapid City JournalSioux Falls attorney Steven Sandven could buy a new car with the $20,000 South Dakota officials want to charge him for requesting public records on the federal money-for-green-cards EB-5 program. The state Board of Regents wants to charge $15,835 to …

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At Issue: Removal of cases from CCAP – Wisconsin State Journal

At Issue: Removal of cases from CCAPWisconsin State JournalBill Lueders, president of the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council, said the bill is the latest attempt by lawmakers from both parties to prevent the public from seeing online court records. “It's unclear why so many state lawmakers believe their …and more »

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Wake deputies recover wires allegedly used to jump-start NC State Fair ride – Charlotte Observer

Wake deputies recover wires allegedly used to jump-start NC State Fair rideCharlotte ObserverRALEIGH Within a day after the Vortex ride malfunctioned at the North Carolina State Fair and injured five people last fall, investigators suspected that someone had tampered with the ride's safety mechanism, according to a search warrant made public …and more »

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Wildfires, prison fraud, fetal pain law among Idaho’s top 2013 stories – Idaho State Journal

Wildfires, prison fraud, fetal pain law among Idaho's top 2013 storiesIdaho State JournalPRISON CORRUPTION: The Idaho State Police launched a criminal investigation into Corrections Corporation of America for possible contract fraud after a public records request from The Associated Press uncovered evidence that CCA was giving falsified …and more »

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No criminal charges for Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston – USA TODAY

No criminal charges for Florida State quarterback Jameis WinstonUSA TODAYThe case did not reach the desk of the State Attorney William Meggs until nearly 11 months after the alleged incident, and only then after media outlets made public records requests to view the case file from the Tallahassee police. "Obviously it would …

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CCAP’s Criminal Records Are the Official State Blacklist – Express Milwaukee

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CCAP's Criminal Records Are the Official State BlacklistExpress MilwaukeeBut just in case employers want to illegally discriminate, be sure to check CCAP. I still think public records should be public. That means government is not permitted to withhold them from anyone who wants to search through them. But in the Internet …and more »

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Penn State compensation panel couched in secrecy – Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Penn State compensation panel couched in secrecyPittsburgh Post GazetteUNIVERSITY PARK — Amid legislative efforts to bring it fully under the state's public records law, Penn State University created a compensation committee Friday to set pay for its president and other top executives including salary and incentives. But …and more »

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State rep looks to streamline access to public records – ThisWeekNews

State rep looks to streamline access to public recordsThisWeekNewsRegular citizens, as well as journalists and researchers, would be able to easily find and compare apples-to-apples data about various jurisdictions. It would be similar to the Cupp Report program that standardizes data for Ohio public schools. In …

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