The Quill: Governments fight back

The Society of Professional Journalists publishes a monthly newsletter, The Quill. The most recent edition includes an important article by Melinda Dudley, Governments Fight Back: Officials push laws to stop ‘overzealous’ FOI requests.

Dudley provides an in-depth look at new laws in Texas and Virginia designed to restrain what provoked government officials regard as citizens who have overstepped their bounds in terms of asking for public documents.

Dianna Pharr–who received our recognition as Sunshine Troublemaker of the Week for her role in bringing a a little sunshine to the Eanes Independent School District –is featured in the article.

Speaking of Dianna, if you haven’t done so yet, now would be a good time to contact Education Secretary Margaret Spelling to ask her to hold Eanes accountable. The contact information is at that link.

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