NYLPI Joins 30 Groups in Letter Urging Governor Hochul and NYS Legislative Leaders to Strengthen Freedom of Information Law (FOIL)

March 11, 2024

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NYLPI joins over thirty organizations in urging Governor Hochul and New York State legislative leaders to strengthen New York’s Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) in order to better serve New Yorkers, as State and local agencies are too slow in providing public records.

“Transparency is essential for a functioning democracy, but FOIL is broken in New York State. State and local agencies routinely take months or years to provide public records requested via FOIL. Not only are agencies incredibly slow to provide records – they often provide a fraction of the records requested and contrive endless excuses, basically daring the public to go to court.”

Read the full letter here.

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