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Indiana Takes Up the Fight For Open Records

The most fantastic news came out of Indiana this week (the State where I was adopted). On Thursday, January 22, 2015, the Indiana State Legislature voted 46 to 3 in favor of proposed bill SB352.   1,878 more words

Adoption Reform

Gov. Wolf fires open records chief

Gov. Tom Wolf (D) said Thursday he’s fired Erik Arneson, the new executive director of the state’s Office of Open Records.

Former Gov. Tom Corbett (R) appointed Arneson earlier this month after former executive director Terry Mutchler resigned. 209 more words

News

Are body-cam videos public records?

Are body-cam videos public records?
(Originally published November 2014 at nevadapress

When police wear body cameras, are the videos considered a matter of public record? 574 more words

Journalism

Will WCS Haters Cost Schools $260,000?

I’m all about public records requests. They are a vital part of an open, democratic government. Without open records, governments can hide all kinds of stuff that they shouldn’t. 2,194 more words

Board Meetings

Oklahoma Supreme Court sides with Gov. Fallin in open records lawsuit filed by ACLU

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Supreme Court has issued a ruling in a high-profile case that questioned exactly what information state leaders were allowed to keep private. 595 more words

News

Kansas newspaper in open records fight with state

SALINA, Kansas (AP) – A Kansas publisher says the state can avoid spending a lot of money on litigation by simply following its own open records law and releasing the names of candidates for two newly created seats on the Saline County Commission. 89 more words

Kansas

SECRETS BEHIND CLOSED DOORS—IT’S THE WAY KAREN DEGGES HAS ALWAYS DONE THINGS

December 6, 2014

Access to documents does not mean access to information, or so says the County Manager, Karen Degges. She has done everything possible to keep not only the public, but also the commissioners from knowing many things. 1,935 more words

County