Attorney General’s Office Talks Open Records; Low Attendance from School Board

From 41NBC.com:

MACON—Today, the Bibb County community and the school board got a first hand lesson about Georgia's Open Records and Open Meetings Laws.

Senior Assistant Attorney General Stefan Ritter came down to educate the school board.

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Governor signs Open Records rewrite into law

From Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday signed into law a sweeping revision of the state's Open Records Act that strengthens the public's access to records and documents.

Deal had planned to put the proposal into law following a speech to the Atlanta Press Club, but the official copy was inadvertently left at the Capitol. He affixed his signature once he returned to the Gold Dome.

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Open records exemption approved for economic development

From The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

State economic development incentives for large projects would remain secret until a company commits to a project or abandons negotiations, according to legislation that passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday.

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Georgia pols fight law opening criminal records even without crime

From FoxNews.com

ATLANTA –  For 13 years, a Georgia woman has lived under the shadow of a child abuse investigation, though police cleared her of any wrongdoing. 

The welts and bruises on her daughter's body turned out to be an allergic reaction to antibiotics. But the investigation showed up on criminal background checks, restricting her access to jobs, housing and even her daughter's school. 

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