Q. Maryland has its own Public Information Act. Do all states have something similar?
A. Yes. For information about each state's law and how to submit requests, you might wish to consult one of the following resources:
- FOIA Machine -- listing all state open records laws, including deadlines for agency responses
- National Freedom of Information Coalition -- listing all state open records laws, sample request letters for all states, and freedom of information hotline numbers
- Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press – compendium of all state open records and open meetings laws
- Society of Professional Journalists -- provides step-by-step guides, letter generators, and state contact information.