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Virginia Freedom of Information Act

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  • Opinion: Let the public see video of officer-involved shooting in York County

    Opinion: Let the public see video of officer-involved shooting in York County
    York-Poquoson Sheriff J.D. "Danny" Diggs deserves a great deal of credit for how he handled a fatal shooting by one of his deputies last week.
  • FOIA group agrees to look at 'working papers' exemption

    RICHMOND – A Virginia law that allows government officials, from the governor to mayors to college presidents, to shield a wide swath of documents from public view deserves a closer look, a small state committee reviewing Virginia's Freedom of...

    Push to open government meetings shot down in Richmond

    Push to open government meetings shot down in Richmond
    RICHMOND — A Daily Press push to open local government discussions about the performance of leaders was rejected Wednesday by a state panel studying Virginia's open meetings laws. The proposal would have required the annual reviews of city...

    Residents file petition against Pittsylvania County board

    A group of Pittsylvania County residents says the county's agricultural development board violated the Virginia Freedom of Information Act by not letting the residents attend a meeting. The Danville Register & Bee reports (http://bit.ly/1CdwLuC ) the...

    Opinion: Virginia needs an effective FOIA, real reform to protect public's right to know

    When the General Assembly decided last year to conduct a review of Virginia's Freedom of Information Act, we were among those hopeful it would produce real reform for what should be the commonwealth's most valuable open government law. The statute was...