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Supporters try to reinforce SC's Freedom of Information Act

...don't see a problem. It's going to take the public speaking up to get something to happen," said South Carolina Press Association Executive Director Bill Rogers.The problem just isn't the way the law is written, but how it's followed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-14/supporters-try-reinforce
SC cops won't release records

...Freedom of Information Act that allow public agencies to withhold information that could harm that agency.South Carolina Press Association Executive Director Bill Rogers says that is ridiculous. He says police reports are always public records...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-06/sc-cops-wont-release-records
SC Supreme Court: Public bodies don't need agendas

...abuse of items being put on the agenda at the last minute and the public not knowing about them," said South Carolina Press Association Executive Director Bill Rogers.The Municipal Asso ciation of South Carolina filed a brief in support of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-20/sc-supreme-court-public-bodie
Across the region

...the photo was part of the agency's case file, which cannot be released because the case is in court.South Carolina Press Association lawyer Jay Bender said it looked like SLED was giving preferential treatment to the powerful Republican...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-10-01/across-region
South Carolina Supreme Court to rule on public autopsy reports

...violate medical privacy laws. At the time, South Carolina Press Association Attorney Jay Bender called Bullock's claim...Bill Rogers, executive director of the South Carolina Press Association, said South Carolina's open records laws...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-02-01/south-carolina-supreme-court-
Senator wants ethics reform bill to address Haley's trips

...Hutto's comments followed the annual legislative workshop for reporters co-sponsored by the AP, the South Carolina Press Association and the South Carolina Broadcasters Association.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-01-09/senator-wants-ethics-reform-b
SC newspaper appeals secret autopsy ruling

...information. It involves a police shooting and unanswered questions that need to be brought to light," said South Carolina Press Association Executive Director Bill Rogers.The association's Freedom of Information fund is helping with the appeal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2012-10-13/sc-newspaper-appeals-s
SC House party leaders: Cyber security, ethics and election law top agenda

...Larry Martin, R-Pickens, said at the annual legislative workshop co-hosted by The Associated Press, South Carolina Press Association and South Carolina Broadcasters Association.While fixing the election laws top House caucus agendas...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-01-03/sc-house-party-leaders-cyber-
SC panel to hash $235M in deficits

...notice under the state's Freedom of Information Act, according to Bill Rogers, executive director of the South Carolina Press Association.Reporters asked Loftis about the meeting, and Loftis said he'd ask Haley to provide details of what...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-02-07/sc-panel-hash-235m-deficits
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Chamber and Myrtle Beach paper battle over records

...reasonable citizens to wonder if public money is being misspent," wrote Jay Bender, who also represents the South Carolina Press Association.In the chamber's July newsletter, Dean wrote an article saying the information the newspaper is asking...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-07-06/chamber-and-myrtle-beach-pap