Posts Tagged FOIA
The Virginia Parole Board and the way it operates could soon be very different
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on December 27, 2021
On the campaign trail, Glenn Youngkin vowed to fire all the members of the parole board and appoint new people. Now, as Michael Pope reports, lawmakers are also debating some changes to how the board operates.
Online Governing to End, For The Most Part
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on June 30, 2021
After going online because of the pandemic, zoning decisions and regulatory hearings on Zoom are coming to an end, for the most part. Boards and commissions across the state are having to adjust how they do business. Jahd Khalil reports.
A Look at the FOIA-Related Bills That Made Moves in the General Assembly This Year
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on April 6, 2021
The General Assembly is full of part-time lawmakers, people who bring their professional experience to the legislature. And that includes former journalists. Michael Pope has more.
State Lawmakers Working to Publicize Virginia Parole Board Votes
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on August 27, 2020
Lawmakers in Richmond are debating ways to shed more sunlight on the actions of the Virginia Parole Board. Michael Pope has the story.
How Much Local Government Business Should Go On Behind Closed Doors?
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on June 1, 2018
A legal fight over public access to local government is raising new questions about Virginia’s Freedom of Information law. Michael Pope has the story.
Should Social Media Posts from Lawmakers Be Considered Public Records?
Posted by dmjones101 in Virginia's News on August 4, 2017
When an elected official posts on Facebook, is that a public record? That’s the question at the center of a Henrico County case that could have broad implications for freedom of information. Michael Pope has the story.
Judge’s FOIA Ruling Creates More Questions Than Answers
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on July 5, 2017
How much information should the public have about members of the General Assembly? And how should they go about getting it? Michael Pope has the story.
Attempts to Reform Virginia’s Open Records Law Lead Nowhere, Critics Say
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on December 7, 2016
For the last three years, leaders from across Virginia have been looking at improving the Virginia Freedom of Information Act. But now that they’re done, critics say the final result won’t do much to improve transparency. Michael Pope has more on the law’s exemptions.
Virginia Attorney General’s Office Says Fairfax Schools Can’t Redact Disclosure Forms
Posted by Payton Knobeloch in Virginia's News on June 22, 2016
Virginia’s largest school system may also be its most secretive. Leaders at the Fairfax County School system have a history of redacting information from financial disclosure forms of School Board members. Now, as Michael Pope reports, a new opinion from the Virginia attorney general says they should hand over the information.