Bills would limit Oregon public records law

From San Francisco Chronicle:

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Want to find out if a particular motel has bedbugs? … Who won the lottery? … How much a retired public employee is earning from a pension?

Some in the Oregon Legislature want to keep that information confidential, and several bills would cut off public access to those records.


GUEST VIEWPOINT: Inconvenience the price for open government

From The Register-Guard:

In his March 25 Commentary article, Robert Roth included a partial quotation from me to suggest that I have concerns with the court’s ruling in Dumdi vs. Handy. That is not the case. I always have believed that Oregon’s Open Meetings Law prohibited the conduct that led the court to conclude two Lane County commissioners willfully violated Oregon’s public meeting law.