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Advocates, lawmakers outline changes to strengthen, clarify Rhode Island’s open records law

"Washington Bridge crisis might be the best thing to happen to public records reform in the state."

Ethics 02.2.2024

Ethics panel dismisses GOP complaint against R.I. Speaker Shekarchi

John Marion's comment on the Ethics Commission's dismissal a complaint filed against House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi. 

As session begins, R.I. House requests no more than 15 bills per legislator

John Marion, executive director of Common Cause Rhode Island, raises opposition to House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi's calls for a 15 bill limit per each House member.

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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