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Website on Open Records in 50 States

The Marion Brecher Citizen Access Project (CAP), from the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, is a “comparative guide to state laws controlling citizen access to government meetings and records.” The project provides a growing database of information on public records that uses a ‘sunshine’ index rating scale (to indicate the level of public access) to categories of laws that are searchable by individual state, along with links to capsule explanations of specific provisions of the laws. Users may also choose to compare ratings for a specific law across all states, or review the treatment of specific provisions for each state.

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