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

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

This article originally appeared in Rhode Island Monthly on October 17, 2023 and was written by Ellen Liberman.  

Below is Common Cause Rhode Island executive director John Marion’s quote on the 2012 overhaul of the state’s Access to Public Records Act.

“The relationship between the press and the governor’s office is probably the worst I’ve seen in fifteen years,” says John Marion, executive director of Common Cause Rhode Island. “I’ve seen him use language that walks right up to calling the coverage of his administration fake news.” 

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