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
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
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
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
In a win for transparency in government, the state House of Representatives last week approved a bill that will make it easier for Oregonians to access public records. 57 more words