New roadblocks to public access in Indiana

From The Journal Gazette:

After seeing proof that too many local officials broke [Indiana] law, Gov. Frank O’Bannon created the office of public access counselor, wanting to make sure state and local agencies were abiding by public access laws in fact and in spirit.


But in the 14 years since O’Bannon created the office, the scales seem to have tilted back in favor of the government, with officials seeking to use the legal exceptions whenever possible, and the public access counselor too often supporting them.