June Edition of the Washington E-Bulletin: Preparing for the D.C. Meeting!

The June edition of the Washington E-Bulletin is now available on AALLNET. This month, in addition to preparing for the Day on the Hill and other policy-related events and meetings at the Annual Meeting, we’ve been busy tracking a number of important policy developments. In good news, we are grateful to Reps. Zoe Lofgren and Dan Lungren for reintroducing legislation to increase funding for the Law Library of Congress. In not-so-good news, we are disappointed by a number of recent decisions by the Obama Administration that have put secrecy before openness. We summarize these new developments and more in the June E-Bulletin.

Here is the Table of Contents from the June edition:

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

-We Hope to See Many of You Here in D.C.!
-Government Relations Committee Offers New State Bill Tracking Resource

UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE

-New Legislation Would Increase Funding for Law Library of Congress
-House Passes Legislative Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2010
-Government Relations Office Posts New Issue Brief on Whistleblower Protections
-White House Keeps Visitor Logs Under Wraps
-President Obama Alters Pledge to Post Bills Online
-Declassification Board Launches Blog Series on Classification Policies
-Miriam Nisbet Named Director of New FOIA Office

OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS

-California County Law Librarians Propose Updates to County Law Library Code Sections
-Wyoming Legislature Passes Law Requiring Online Financial Information Disclosure
-SANDALL Adopts New Government Relations Policy

FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie

-Problems Persist with Foreign Relations of the United States
-June News on the AALL Washington Blawg

[Posted by Emily Feldman]

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