Tom Humphrey reports:
Bills filed in the Legislature this year propose to open more meetings of the state Supreme Court and public hospital boards while closing records on school athletics oversight and information on law enforcement officers’ driving records.
Overall, more of the 23 bills filed to change the state’s Open Meetings Act and the Open Records Act call for secrecy than for openness.
But several of the bills closing records might generate few objections from open government advocates since they protect personal Social Security numbers and information on credit card and banking accounts provided by residents in their dealings with government.
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