Alaska Supreme Court rules against fired public TV execs

From Houston Chronicle: MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The state Supreme Court on Friday ordered a judge to dismiss an open-meetings lawsuit filed by two Alabama Public Television executives fired last year in a flap that preceded a wave of resignations from the network.

The justices ruled against Allan Pizzato and Pauline Howland in a decision their lawyer and a dissenting justice said would weaken the state’s law requiring public bodies to meet in the open.


Campbell: Closed oil-shale session fails open-government test

From The Salt Lake Tribune:

Colorado Common Cause has raised concerns about a meeting Uintah County officials organized in Vernal with state officials and Carbon and Duchesne county leaders along with officials from Wyoming and Colorado counties. Common Cause filed records requests with the counties and received 450 pages, many of them emails, some of which indicate industry lobbyists helped craft a resolution that the counties later passed.