We’re building an open guide to every state’s public records law

Source: Michael Morisy, MuckRock, July 14, 2016

Help track down and fight public records exemptions across the country.

With agencies increasingly using an array of exemptions to deny access to information, we want to help requesters fight back. We’re launching a project to track every public records exemption in all 50 states – and provide the information needed to successfully overcome times when information is improperly denied.

The power of administrative appeals is undeniable: At the federal level, over 40 percent of appeals resulted in rejections being overturned last year, according to FOIA.gov data.