Oregon attorney general proposes fixes to state open records law

Oregon's open records law should be updated to include deadlines, a strongly worded commitment to government openness and better tracking of the many exemptions that allow public agencies to keep some records confidential, Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum said Friday.

To that end, she submitted proposed legislation intended to accomplish all three of those changes. Continue…



EDITORIAL: Oregon Attorney General’s skewed public-records task force

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum late last month announced the formation of a Public Records Law Reform Task Force to review and recommend improvements to Oregon's public records laws. In doing so, she expressed confidence "that this representative group will provide real recommendations for the Legislature to improve transparency and access to information about our government."

Representative? Of what, exactly? Certainly not a broad cross-section of political thought, that's for sure.