A bill filed Wednesday seeks to limit the scope of the Texas Public Information Act to Texas residents.
The legislation, filed by Rep. Mike Schofield, R-Katy, would allow members of a governmental body to decide if they want to deny or comply with open records requests filed by non-Texas residents. Current law stipulates public information in Texas must be made available to all members of the public, without regard to residency.
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Attorney General Brian E. Frosh is promising to make government documents more accessible under the Maryland Public Information Act.
“We want to make government open,” Frosh said during an appearance Friday at the Annapolis Summit hosted by Marc Steiner. “We want to make (government) transparent. We want to make it easy for people to get information. I think my office can help do that.”
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If a resident wants to know about a city construction project going on in her neighborhood, she can get information about it through an open records request.
If a parent wants to know how much school administrators are being paid in his child's school district, he can ask for that data.
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