National Freedom of Information Coalition
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Editorial: Here’s why we need records reporting law

Ginger McCall, Oregon’s public records advocate, recently asked a variety of state and local government agencies to share information regarding the public records requests they received in 2018. While she got a reasonably good response — more than 70% of agencies asked for information actually sent that information to McCall’s office — it’s clear there’s work to be done.

Thus the city of Bend and Bend-La Pine Schools provided the information sought. Agencies that did not respond included the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission, the Oregon Water Resources Department and the Disabilities Commission. (Read more here…)