VCOG exec: ’11 session went well for FOIA

Only one new exemption to the Freedom of Information Act made it through the 2011 General Assembly, according to Megan Rhyne, executive director of the Virginia Coalition for Open Government. And that exemption is narrow, covering the Commercial Space Flight Authority. Usually several new exemptions pass during a session, she said. Rhyne spoke to theContinue reading “VCOG exec: ’11 session went well for FOIA”

Fairfax police earn dubious distinction

The Fairfax County Police Department has earned a dubious honor: the department was a runner-up for the “Black Hole Award,” a distinction started this year by the Society of Professional Journalists for the “most heinous violations of the public’s right to know.” The state of Utah won the Black Hole Award for its passage ofContinue reading “Fairfax police earn dubious distinction”