In bid for more transparency, changes to RI’s public records law introduced

An update to the state’s public records law has been filed at the State House, seeking to make government more transparent.

This article originally appeared in WPRI on February 17, 2023 and was written by Steph Machado.

John Marion, the executive director of Common Cause Rhode Island, called the law a “key tool” of government accountability.

“These proposed changes will try to, among other things, cut down on governments using the APRA as a shield to withhold public documents by doing things like increasing the fines for non-compliance,” Marion said.

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