Following the Money 2013 How the 50 States Rate in Providing Online Access to Government Spending Data created by U.S. PIRG Education Fund
Frequent Fliers: Businesses Make FOIA Their Business The report by the Coalition of Journalists for Open Government analyzed 6,439 FOIA requests to 11 Cabinet-level departments and six large agencies in September 2005, the
closing month of the last federal budget year. The review found that more than 60 percent
of the requests came from commercial interests, with one-fourth of those filed by
professional data brokers working on behalf of clients who wanted such information as
the asbestos level on old Navy ships, cockpit recordings from crashed airliners and
background data on prospective employees.
Commission On Open Government: Final Report The Commission on Open Government Reform was created by Executive Order in June 2007, for the express purpose of reviewing, evaluating, and issuing recommendations regarding Florida’s public records and public meeting laws. The Commission was tasked with preparing a report for submission to the Governor, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House. The purpose of the report is to examine the issues raised during the Commission’s tenure, and to make recommendations in response to the issues identified. The final report was issued January 27, 2009.