By law, citizens have rights to see environmental records in government files. In practice, how clear is that access? A MNCOGI panel explores the question.
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Tony Webster, a self-proclaimed “web engineer, public records researcher, and policy nerd” receives this year’s John R. Finnegan Freedom Of Information Award. Watch the replay of the event here on The UpTake. Continue Reading →
Is history being deleted? Vital government records may be vanishing because electronic records are easier to destroy. Watch a panel discussion with government data experts Continue Reading →
The UpTake has won the 2016 John R. Finnegan Freedom of Information career achievement award for our “pioneering” use of live video. Continue Reading →
Keeping data that tracks where you drive your car is “un-American” and “unconstitutional” says Rep. John Lesch (DFL-St. Paul) He says the retention of License Plate Reader (LPR) records should be zero if they’re “non-hit.” Continue Reading →
Cameras in the courtroom are commonplace in many states, but not so in Minnesota. A test is underway to see how they work in civil cases in Minnesota courtrooms. Continue Reading →