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DiPalma Introduces Public Records Access Legislation

John Marion's comment on legislation introduced by State Sen. Lou DiPalma that will expand access to public records.

State officials will try once again to reform APRA laws

Will recent high-profile issues inspire the legislature to make changes to ARPA this session?

Access to public records was a problem in the bridge shutdown. Will that help reforms pass?

Could interest in what happened to the Washington Bridge be a catalyst for changes to state open-records law that make it easier for the public to find out what state and local governments are doing?

Media & Democracy 02.1.2024

McKee orders refunds after RIDOT charges news outlets for bridge docs

“Given the extraordinary public interest in the bridge debacle it made no sense that RIDOT charged any media outlets for the records."

Media & Democracy 02.1.2024

How much is that public records request? McKee orders RIDOT to refund news outlets

John Marion says RIDOT’s decision to charge media outlets is “not a great precedent.”

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