Authors

Janette Clarke

Publication Date

5-2-2009

Category

Housing/Neighborhoods

Abstract

The initial Freedom of Information Act was created so that the public could have greater access to records possessed by federal government agencies. President Linden B. Johnson signed the Act into law on July 4, 1966 and it went into effect the next year. While this Act applies only to federal agencies, all of the states have created similar statutes which require disclosure by state and local government agencies.

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