Vermont’s Condos: Social media discussions can be public meetings

The Vermont Secretary of State's Office says a quorum of public officials participating in social media like Facebook groups, Front Porch Forum or other online groups brings up open meeting law concerns.

The guidance on social media use was included in the office's annual update to the state open meeting law released last week.

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Vermont towns seek changes to open government laws

The group that represents Vermont towns and cities would like to loosen the government’s public records and open meeting laws — but make nonprofit organizations subject to the same transparency requirements as the government.

The group envisions several changes to transparency laws in its 2016 Municipal Policy, the document that guides the group’s lobbying at the Statehouse this year.

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