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House bill would limit public's ability to be informed about public meetings


Openness is important in maintaining public trust in our governmental organizations.

Openness means access to what public officials do. It can be difficult, especially when it comes to obtaining records created by government.

But openness also means notification, something a bill moving through the state House of Representatives would impede if it became law. The House Education Committee was scheduled to hear testimony today (Feb. 13) on HB 2319, a bill that would make it easier for school districts to publish notices of certain activities.

Currently, school districts must publish notices...

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