This week is Sunshine Week, where journalists everywhere discuss the importance of open government and access to information.
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.
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.