Biggest changes in public records, transparency may wait for 2017

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown's promise to pass public records reforms next year — fallout from the scandal that toppled Gov. John Kitzhaber — seemed to take on new urgency when Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum appointed a task force last month to take up the fight.

But Rosenblum's announcement came with some fine print.

Major changes to Oregon's public records law probably won't be ready by February 2016. Instead, officials now acknowledge, they'll wait until the Legislature's next full session in 2017. Continue…