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Alaska Open Meetings Act has long history statute, the minimum allowable notice for an average meeting appears to be three days, according to an Alaska open government guide prepared by media law attorney John McKay.By far the most cited abuse of the Open Meetings Act occurs through...
Outside editorial: Open government

...than make an affirmative statement of support for open government, President Bush seems content to let the legislation...amount and types of information they released. The Open Government Act of 2007, originally sponsored by Sens. Patrick...
Outside editorial: A step forward for open government, new media important step forward for open government and the ability of citizens to...changing the dynamics of media. The Open Government Act of 2007 improves FOIA private contractors. "The Open Government Act will help to reverse the...
State sets $340K fine for campaign violation

...fine has been proposed for the group Alaskans for Open Government, the top contributor in a campaign to stop the political...left in its bank account. Jacobus said Alaskans for Open Government didn't initially file reports with APOC because...
My Turn: The Unity Ticket and American exceptionalism

...time of great challenges, emerges the "Unity Ticket" of Bill Walker and Byron Mallott; pledging to bring back open government and bring the best and brightest of Alaskans together to meet the challenges we face. Once again, all of the Alaskan...
Alaska Editorial: The people have a right to know suing over that denial.The Legislature itself, however, may be the worst offender in flouting the spirit of open government. The body carved out a whale-sized exemption for itself from the state Open Meetings Act, which requires public...
My turn: Public records in real time

Alaska has a long and proud tradition of open government and citizen access to the state's public records...few months. We remain committed to transparent, open government and the right of the people to access Alaska's public...
Outside Editorial: Put more sunshine into U.S. Senate campaigns

...Sunshine Week, the nationwide annual call for greater open government so citizens, voters and taxpayers can keep track...Florida's senators should join this reasonable open government process.The FEC wants the Senate to change the rules...
Studies: Alaska lags in transparency

...public_access_to_information.Online:A complete breakdown of Alaska's open government laws can be found online at public information request letter creator can be found online at...
Alaska pursues lawsuit over refuge land closures

...6 million."But the federal government, in court records, contends the lawsuit is moot since the refuges are open. Government attorney Dean Dunsmore, in a May filing, said while the plaintiffs point to past lapses in federal money, they...
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