Despite 2012 open-records law, less information is made public in R.I.

From Providence Journal:  PROVIDENCE — Last September, at least on paper, Rhode Island was supposed to become a more transparent state.


But there seems to be confusion over the interpretation of the law among police departments and state agencies, which in many instances are releasing less rather than more information.


“If we keep going at this rate,” says Rosanna Cavanagh, executive director of the New England First Amendment Coalition, “we could end up like Vermont, a state where there are so many exemptions no one can even count the correct number, though it is beyond 250.”

Please see here for more background of the Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act.

The New England First Amendment Coalition is a member of NFOIC. –eds