February 13, 2014 | Vol. 117 -- No. 43

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

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

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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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