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Monday, March 21, 2011

Transparency? City Hall hates it.

Oregon attorney general John Kroger's push to strengthen the state's public records laws is meeting up with some tough resistance. The biggest force against reform? The League of Oregon Cities, according to this (alas, pay-walled) article in the Bend Bulletin.

Meanwhile, even the government-friendly U.S. Supreme Court has been busy striking a blow for open government. The local bureaucrats in Oregon need to get over themselves.

UPDATE, 5:18 p.m.: Here's another battlefront in the ongoing war against the bureaucrats who just want to "do it in the dark."

Comments (2)

That last link (blog.cleveland.com)is a must read!

I know there are some tea party haters out their but this is what sustains them and makes their numbers grow!

All small potatoes compared to what's going on in Utah:

HB477 was made public and passed the Legislature in just three days, but Gov. Gary Herbert balked at the bill, negotiated a change and signed it with its implementation delayed until July 1. In the meantime, a task force will discuss the issue, and changes may be made during a special session in June.

If it isn’t changed, the law will exempt text messages, instant messages and video chats from public-records laws; will require a person filing a request to pay attorneys’ fees; and will wipe out a presumption that government records should be public.

- Salt Lake Tribune

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