Archives For Freedom of Information Act

FOIA Lawsuit in Arkansas

Secure Arkansas would like to share this much needed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit with our reading audience because we had a really nasty legislative battle on our hands this last 2017 session regarding the MANY pieces of foul legislation that were filed by some underhanded lawmakers trying to block public access to desperately […]

Two Nasty Bills Still Lurking in the Ark. Legislature! SB 373 and SB 140

*** Vote No on SB 373, Anti-Freedom of Information Act Bill (Senate) *** *** Vote No on SB 140, Internet Sales and Use Tax (House) ***   The Arkansas Senate convenes Monday, April 3, 2017 at 9:00 a.m, and the Arkansas House convenes Monday, April 3, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Click here for the Arkansas State Legislature meetings for the week. Please note that there […]

Ark. Senators: Vote No on Anti-FOIA Bill SB 373

Secure Arkansas is requesting that the Arkansas Senate STOP this bad bill — SB 373 — immediately — Friday, March 31, 2017. SB 373 is an ANTI- Freedom of Information Act bill!   It is your responsibility, Arkansas senators, to protect our ability to access information. We do NOT want bureaucrats hiding huge amounts of OUR public records!  This bill […]

University of Arkansas’ Attack on FOIA Record Laws

Once again, Senator Bart Hester’s ANTI-FOIA SB 373 is coming up Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. Arkansas’ Freedom of Information Act is under attack!  Arkansas’ two university systems, University of Arkansas and the University for Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) are pushing for legislation that would limit taxpayer access to public records! “[The University of Arkansas] has ALWAYS […]

BAD FOIA Legislation Would Limit Transparency!

It has come to our attention that certain senators and representatives are actually bringing forth bills that would LIMIT and BLOCK people from receiving certain needed information via FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) requests!  Many of these bills will actually be heard in committees VERY SOON (some on Tues, Jan. 31, 2017), and we’ve included information about those sneaky […]