Struggle to provide more open records in Iowa continues

September 6, 2011


DES MOINES — In battles statewide, Iowans are fighting for access to government meetings and records. While state and federal right-to-information laws are on the books to help, Iowans say they’re still running into roadblocks.


Kathleen Richardson, executive secretary of the Iowa Freedom of Information Council, a nonprofit organization at Drake University that promotes open government, said laws on open meetings and public records are not consistently enforced statewide.

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