Stop & Shop filed a declaratory judgment lawsuit against Bergen County after a record was first disclosed to them with a 2nd OPRA request several years after their first request. The record, though responsive to the first request, was not Continue Reading →
NJFOG is delighted to collaborate with PPA to promote greater public participation in government and to share tips on how to better access public information. See our event page for more information about this special event!
Winners have been announced for SPJ’s Excellence in Journalism Contest for work published in 2016. There are more than 130 winners in New Jersey! A hat tip to Anne Forline of the South Jersey Observer, Sergio Bichao of NJ101.5, and Continue Reading →
UPDATE (6/20/2017): Minutes from as far back as July 3, 2002 were up for approval at the June 7, 2017 meeting of the Deerfield Township Committee, per the agenda. “Denying the public access to meeting minutes for 15 years certainly Continue Reading →
Is asking for information versus a specific record(s) grounds for denial under OPRA? A Monmouth County Court said NO, at least in the case of certain employee information sought pursuant to N.J.S.A. 47:1A-10, specifically “an individual’s name, title, position, salary, Continue Reading →
New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino has announced two new programs: 1) a $25K Anti-Corruption Reward for public tips that lead to conviction, and 2) a Whistleblower Program that may allow lower-level defendants to avoid prosecution by revealing corruption Continue Reading →
NJFOG is pleased to report that we’ve been invited to present to the Buena Borough Council at its May 8th meeting at 5:30 PM. Buena is located in Atlantic County. NJFOG will make a short presentation on the Open Public Continue Reading →
Sometimes a public agency’s defense for not providing records in response to an OPRA request is that the agency isn’t subject to OPRA. However, courts have found that some pseudo-governmental non-profits and so-called “private” organizations are indeed subject to the Continue Reading →