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Behind Closed Doors: The Ongoing Struggle for Public Records Access in Rhode Island

Rhode Island Monthly on the fight for access to public records.

Good-government advocates fault state’s refusal to release RISP misconduct records

Transparency experts criticize Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Neronha’s office's decision to deny an Access to Public Records request filed by the Providence Journal for documents detailing a former Rhode Island State Police lieutenant colonel’s alleged dishonesty.

03.20.2020

ACLU and Common Cause Raise Concerns About Suspension of Open Government Laws

Money & Influence 02.19.2019

EP mayor’s office says ‘misunderstanding’ caused police to withhold info

East Providence Mayor Bob DaSilva's aides said Tuesday there had been a "misunderstanding" between his office and the city police department over whether cops need to go through them before releasing information, and that no changes will be made for now.

Media & Democracy 06.23.2018

R.I. General Assembly grinds to conclusion of 2018 legislative session

The 2018 legislative session that began on a wintry day in January ended just before midnight on Saturday after a daylong flurry of votes on scores of bills still in play right up until the very last moment.

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