Posted Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 2:42pm in fmulhauser's blog
For 20,000 appeals filed each year from decisions in dozens of District agencies, from trash tickets to school suspensions, unemployment denials and Food Stamp or Medicaid errors, the only way to check on your case is...
Posted Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 4:59pm in fmulhauser's blog
After three years and a losing court fight, the D.C. Council is nearing agreement on releasing records requested by activists concerning the controversial McMillan Reservoir development deal.
Posted Sunday, September 4, 2016 - 2:10pm in fmulhauser's blog
Results reported August 30 showed a large majority of reporters answering a survey by the Reporters Committee for...
Posted Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 6:04pm in fmulhauser's blog
In a July 21, 2016, opinion, the D.C.
Posted Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 10:40am in fmulhauser's blog
UPDATE 1-26-17: The District of Columbia answered the lawsuit in October but any release of documents or other progress since then is behind the scenes and not reflected in the court record.
Posted Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 5:45pm in fmulhauser's blog
Legislation to shore up oversight of charter schools’ finances went quietly through the D.C.
Posted Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 11:28pm in fmulhauser's blog
Asking by telephone and email for agencies’ reports on transparency, as part of a test of District of Columbia agencies’ public service, the D.C.
Posted Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 7:24pm in fmulhauser's blog
Analysis of the 2015 data on over 70 D.C. agencies’ responses to requests for public records under the D.C. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) shows troubling trends, according to a new report just released.
Posted Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 6:20pm in fmulhauser's blog
Posted Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 10:05pm in fmulhauser's blog
Updated 7/14/16 to add confirmation by Council Member David Grosso in a...
Posted Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 1:39am in fmulhauser's blog
A decade of mayoral opinions on appeals of agency denials of public records requested under FOIA (2006-2016) are now available online.
Posted Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 3:21pm in fmulhauser's blog
UPDATE: A slightly revised version of the legislation was introduced in the D.C.
Posted Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 4:37pm in fmulhauser's blog
The D.C. high court ruled June 9 that an obscure law doesn’t work as an almost total exemption for the D.C.
Posted Monday, June 6, 2016 - 11:54pm in fmulhauser's blog
UPDATE 6/18/16 -- The D.C.
Posted Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 12:39am in fmulhauser's blog
The D.C. public records law requires agencies to respond when they get a “request reasonably describing any public record.”