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NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for October 25, 2013

From NFOIC:  A few state FOIA and local open government news items selected from many of interest that we might or might not have drawn attention to earlier in the week. While you're at it, be sure to check out State FOIA Friday Archives.

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Capitol Notebook: State law protects public employees from public scrutiny

From Aberdeen News: PIERRE — South Dakota’s laws regarding public records are in some ways good and in other ways bad, depending on what a person is trying to learn about the everyday operations within a government or public school district.

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New SD law opens all public employee contracts

From The Daily Republic:

A new state law will make all public employee contracts open records beginning July 1, a move some officials said is a good step toward open government in South Dakota.

Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed the bill on Friday. It requires the disclosure of all public employee contracts, no matter where the documents are placed.

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