Arkansas attorney general’s office says open-records law allows videotaping of public meetings

From The Republic:

The city council of a northern Arkansas town does not have the right to ban video recordings of its public meetings, according to an opinion from the state attorney general.

Arkansas Assistant Attorney General Ryan Owsley issued an opinion Monday reaffirming previous ones from 1983 and 1977 that said videotaping is covered under the Freedom of Information law. He referenced 42 states that permit recordings of public meetings.