OKC mayoral candidates sign Open Government Pledge

Two candidates have pledged to comply with the letter and spirit of the state’s open government laws if elected mayor of Oklahoma City. In signing FOI Oklahoma’s Open Government Pledge for local candidates, Sen. Continue Reading →

FOI Oklahoma seeks nominations for 2017 freedom of information, First Amendment awards

FOI Oklahoma is accepting nominations for its annual awards honoring individuals and organizations who promote the First Amendment and freedom of information. Nominations also are being sought for the Black Hole Award that recognizes Continue Reading →

FOI Oklahoma seeks board of directors nominations

Freedom of Information Oklahoma Inc. is seeking applicants to serve in at large positions on its board of directors beginning in January 2018. Founded in 1990, FOI Oklahoma is a statewide nonprofit Continue Reading →

Congratulations to winners of 2017 Zach Taylor First Amendment Essay Contest

Judges considered 247 essay entries from 20 schools for FOI Oklahoma’s 2017 Zach Taylor Essay Contest. The judges, many of whom have served on the essay committee for many years, commented it Continue Reading →

AG Office’s open records, meeting seminars start Sept. 28

An official from the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office will answer questions about the state’s Open Records and Meeting laws during a series of workshops this fall and winter. The workshops are free Continue Reading →

Open Records Act amendment intended to end first-come, first-served response to requests

Gov. Mary Fallin’s policy of responding to records requests on a first-come, first-served basis should end under a recent amendment to the state Open Records Act. Any delay in providing access to Continue Reading →

Public bodies may post agenda online in lieu of posting paper copy

Public bodies don’t have to post paper copies of meeting agendas if they post the agendas on their websites and provide them free via email, under a bill signed by Gov. Mary Continue Reading →