Legislators in Washington state are set to discuss a new bill looking to bring some highly-anticipated sunshine into the legislative branch.
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued her 11th Executive Directive last Friday, an effort to recommit the state’s government agencies to the values of transparency and accountability.
While most states have clear guidelines over whether out of state requests can be rejected, others aren’t so clear - in New Jersey, the Open Public Records Act and governing entities often have contrasting views.
One state’s public records law in particular stands out as being completely different than the federal statute it was based on: Texas, where a “pre-appeal” system both streamlines and complicates the process.
Bay state officials have once again failed at creating recommendations for the state’s restrictive public records law.