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Crisis With Indiana's Open Door Laws

Watch Dog
Москва, Russia

Jul 3, 2012 — Indiana law could not be more clear: With limited exceptions, government meetings and records are to be open to the public.

After seeing proof that too many local officials broke that law, Gov. Frank O’Bannon created the office of public access counselor, wanting to make sure state and local agencies were abiding by public access laws in fact and in spirit.

Still, the counselor’s recent formal opinion regarding Purdue University’s super-secret search for a new president sure seemed to be pro-government and anti-public access.

Joe Hoage
Indiana Public Access Counselor

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