2011 Sunshine Week
Coverage of Sunshine Week 2011 - an annual nationwide initiative to open a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information
From sunshineweek.org: Though spearheaded by journalists, Sunshine Week is about the public's right to know what its government is doing, and why. Sunshine Week seeks to enlighten and empower people to play an active role in their government at all levels, and to give them access to information that makes their lives better and their communities stronger.
Sunshine Week blog posts
- Insurance company’s expansion helped by a unique arrangement of tax credits and job creation rebates
- Quality Jobs payments totaled $61.7 million in FY 2011, according to Tax Commission
- Oklahoma state agencies have high turnover after some new elected officials take over
- Redistricting: Oklahoma City releases proposed ward map, sets public meeting
Your Right to Know
Get more information on open records and freedom of information laws, and how to use them yourself.
- Sunshine Week official web site
- Oklahoma Open Records Act
- Oklahoma Open Meetings Act
- FOIOklahoma Inc.
- Freedom of Information Act
- FOIA Basics
- National Freedom of Information Coalition
- Sample Open Records request
Links to government portals federal, state and local levels.