National Freedom of Information Coalition
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Utah Legislature’s actions on open government will be graded

From The Salt Lake Tribune:

Utah’s news media learned the public is passionately interested in protecting open government during 2011’s legislative session, when lawmakers rewrote Utah’s records law.

Public outcry forced lawmakers to repeal HB477, which had revised the Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA) to protect text messages, instant messages and video chat from public release. It passed the Legislature within days with little public input.