N.Y. law makes records more accessible online, at meetings

From lohud.com:

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Tuesday that requires state and local governments to post materials online before a meeting, or provide copies before or at the meeting when possible.

The new law applies to records scheduled to be discussed during an open meeting, including proposed resolutions, laws, rules, policies and amendments.


Small boards can confront big challenges adhering to open meetings law

From BuffaloNews.com:

Since winning election in November, Alden Supervisor Harry "Bud" Milligan has been getting together with two councilmen every Monday morning at Town and Country Family Restaurant. They talk about how they will run town government come Jan. 1.

But starting Sunday, there will be no more of those informal conversations over coffee in Alden, Hamburg or Orchard Park.