State and local governments affect citizens’ daily lives, but often small governments, media and the public don’t understand open meeting and open record laws.
Free sessions offered by a nonprofit Idaho coalition aim to change that, but you’ll have to wait until fall for the next round of offerings.
Betsy Russell, a Boise-based journalist for The Spokesman-Review, and Dean Miller, then-editor of the Post Register in Idaho Falls, in 2004 formed Idahoans for Openness in Government, a broad-based coalition.
“Its mission is to educate people about Idaho’s open government laws … to encourage compliance,” said Russell, IDOG’s president. Continue…