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News Brief

Mar 04, 2014

Biden unveils new open government website

Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden has announced that his office has launched a new interactive web portal to increase Delawareans’ access to infor­mation about the state’s open government laws.

The site, at opinions.attorneygeneral.delaware.gov, contains opinions issued by the Attorney General’s Office since 1995 in response to complaints that state and local governmental bodies may have violated Dela­ware’s Freedom of Information Act. While these opinions were previously posted to the attorney general’s website, they were not posted in a searchable format.

The new FOIA opinions por­tal is the latest effort by Biden to support transparency, access to public information, and open government. Under prior law, citizens with open government complaints against state agencies were required to appeal to the courts at their own expense.

 

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