Betsy Ross honored for 18 years as open-records advocate

From The Salt Lake Tribune:

The State Records Committee’s first ruling Thursday was bittersweet for board members and came without hearing a word of testimony.

The seven-member panel honored its departing chairwoman with a formal order recognizing Betsy Ross for her 18 years on the committee, a stint spanning the history of Utah’s current open-records law.

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Panel upholds Utah prisons’ records policy for inmates

From Daily Herald:

SALT LAKE CITY — A state panel upheld a new policy by the Utah Department of Corrections that limits the number of documents it provides free of charge to inmates.

However, prisons must find a way for inmates to review records they can't afford to have copied, the panel said.

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NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for November 2, 2012

image of AccessA few state FOIA and local open government news items selected from many of interest that we might or might not have drawn attention to earlier in the week:

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NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for October 19, 2012

A few state FOIA and local open government news items selected from many of interest that we might or might not have drawn attention to earlier in the week:

Records reveal Boston police spy on political and peace groups

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