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Learn how to take advantage of pubic records laws to get the best information and unearth secrets. Also, understand what information is and is not available under the law and the most effective methods for requesting records.
This tipsheet outlines progress being made in public record laws in the U.S. Included are resources for information on public records and FOIA.
Even when public record laws are on your side, which isn't often, it can take months to get electronic data from government agencies. Here are a few ideas for making your negotiations move more smoothly.
Strategies for finding electronic information in states unfamiliar with computerization and operating under outdated public record laws. Audio tape is available for purchase from the IRE Resource Center. Contact us at (573) 882-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org