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This report is a guide that explains how to use the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act of 1974. It reflects all changes to the laws made prior to 2012. The Guide will enable those who are unfamiliar with the laws to understand the processes associated with making an information request.
FOIA Wiki, from the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, includes details on FOIA exemptions and fees, contact information for federal agencies and an open forum for questions. There's also a page with FOIA basics.
MuckRock tracks how states impose exemptions that allow them to withhold records; how quickly each state responds; and other factors affecting government transparency. This is intended to help make FOIA requests easier.
Texas Public Information Act
Texas state law that is comparable to the federal FOIA
Allows people to request records from state agencies and governmental bodies by writing a letter
A record is any information assembled or maintained by any Texas public entities at the state or local level
Confidential information is not covered by this act