Idaho Gov. Otter signs open meeting law expansion bill into law

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) – Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has signed into law a bill that would expand Idaho’s open meeting laws.    Otter signed the measure on Monday along with nearly 40 other bills.    Beginning July 1, boards and commissions created by executive order will now be subjected to the Idaho Open Meeting Law….

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Bill expanding open meeting law clears Idaho House

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A measure expanding Idaho’s open meeting laws has once again won support from House lawmakers. According to the proposed legislation, boards and commissions created by executive order would be subjected to the Idaho Open Meeting Law. Currently, these panels are not required to let the public know when they’re meeting, post…

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Idahoans for Openness in Government objects to closed Twin Falls meetings

From MagicValley.com: TWIN FALLS • Idahoans for Openness in Government filed a complaint against the city of Twin Falls Tuesday, claiming city officials have repeatedly violated the state’s open meeting law.

The complaint stems from the city’s use of closed subcommittees. The panels are made up of fewer than four City Council members, plus city staff and citizens. The groups make recommendations on who should fill open city positions and on city finances, for example.

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