Wyoming Press Association stands down in open-records fight

Rules allowing state agencies to charge for public records received a surprising endorsement last month from the Wyoming Press Association, a traditional advocate for transparency that had previously opposed the fees. The rules crafted by the Department of Administration & Information charge taxpayers for public employee time used to complete a public records request. Opponents…


ONA completes thorough revise of ‘Public Notice FAQ’

From Dennis Hetzel, president of Ohio Coalition for Open Government:  As most of you know, major revisions happened to Ohio’s laws involving public notices in 2011, and we still get a lot of member questions. This is a subject that never goes away, and that makes sense.

First of all, there is a reason why the word “public” is in public notices.