Stonewalling continues at City Hall in Davenport

The Iowa Freedom of Information Council has filed a motion to intervene in the City of Davenport’s recent lawsuit against a retired college professor who has filed numerous public records requests with the city, seeking access to documents involving the … Continue Reading



Don’t forget IFOIC with a tax-deductible donation

The end of one year and the beginning of a new year often is a time when many people choose to make tax-deductible donations to organizations whose work they support. We hope you believe the Iowa Freedom of Information Council’s … Continue Reading


Secret government settlements are wrong — period

The following column by the executive director of the Iowa FOI Council appeared in about a dozen newspapers and news websites across Iowa. * * * * * By Randy Evans City leaders in Davenport have forgotten that city government … Continue Reading


Giudicessi becomes Iowa FOI Council’s legal adviser

Michael Giudicessi, a prominent Des Moines attorney and one of the nation’s recognized First Amendment experts, is joining the Iowa Freedom of Information Council as its legal counsel, effective January 1, 2024. Giudicessi retired at the end of December as … Continue Reading




License change won’t protect Iowa consumers

This column was written by the executive director of the Iowa Freedom of Information Council.   By Randy Evans The rationale behind Iowa’s professional licensing laws is simple: People in certain professions and skilled occupations are required to hold state … Continue Reading


Misguided gov’t proposal targets ‘vexatious’ people

Randy Evans, executive director of the Iowa Freedom of Information Council, wrote this column, which appeared in several newspapers and news websites around the state.   Many decades ago, Mrs. Gentry and Mr. Halferty put up with an inquisitive kid’s … Continue Reading



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