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Open Records and Open Meetings 101

By CIARA HODGES

KENNESAW, Ga. – President Sam Olens of Kennesaw State University was known as an advocate of Georgia’s Sunshine laws when he was attorney general, before coming to KSU. 313 more words

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Editorial: Open records law should apply evenly

Portland’s Laborer’s International Union of North America Local 483 once won its argument that the city should release the names of city employees not in the union. 31 more words

Opinion

Freedom FROM Information Access Acts

September 18, 2017

The AP has reported on yet more efforts to restrict the scope of state open record/FOIA laws and limiting the public’s access to them. 269 more words

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Our view: Open records laws benefit the public - Editorials

Taxpayers benefit from laws that create that transparency and accountability.

When it comes to government transparency and accountability, open records laws provide a great check and balance for the public and not just through the media. 13 more words

Opinion

Open Records?

July 11, 2017

This week, a local paper[1]reported that applicants for Pennsylvania medical marijuana licenses were permitted to submit two versions of their applications: one for evaluation by the state’s licensing authority and a second, self-redacted version, for public release. 171 more words

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Oregon lawmakers hide oil train safety plans from public

More than a year after a train derailed, caught fire and spilled oil into the Columbia River in Mosier, state lawmakers are on the verge of forcing railroads to develop plans for making Oregonians safer the next time. 47 more words

Oregon Legislature

Government Meetings and Records Are Open

By JOSEPH PIEPER

KENNESAW, Ga. — It’s up to elected officials to prove they can meet in secret legally, not for the public to prove those meetings are illegal, Cobb County citizens were told at a Government Transparency Workshop at Kennesaw State University. 640 more words

Kennesaw State University