Kentucky bill raises alarms for letting the ‘fox guard the henhouse’

Kentucky House Bill 312 has open government advocates on high alert. The bill would strip the courts of the ability to decide which legislative records must be made public, leaving such decisions to 16 members of the House and Senate. It “lets the fox guard the henhouse,” opponents of the legislation say. The bill also…

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News Release: Kentucky Institute’s Center for Open Government prevails in circuit court dispute regarding House’s secret pension meeting

(FRANKFORT, Ky.) — A Franklin Circuit Court judge has ruled in favor of the Bluegrass Institute Center for Open Government’s claim that the Kentucky House of Representatives illegally conducted a closed meeting to discuss public pension reform. Judge Thomas D. Wingate rejected the House’s claim that a closed meeting of a quorum of members last summer to…

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