This week is a good time to recommit to letting your readers, listeners, viewers know more about how government works. It’s Sunshine Week — time for the sunshine to be that disinfectant so needed when government workers try to keep things quiet.
Here are several resources to help you when you need to pry out information:
- fill-in-the-blank online form that writes a federal FOIA letter for you
- fill-in-the-blank form to generate a public records request from any state f
- list of resources and people in each state who can advise you on public records and public meetings laws and activities
- overview of each state’s laws as to what documents and meetings are available or open
- list of FOIA contacts for federal agencies