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Jeb Bush's emails detail donor communications his administration was open and in touch with constituents.Bush was required by Florida's notably strong public records law to provide to the state all correspondence related to state government after he left office, and those emails were...
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Alaska Editorial: The people have a right to know

...meetings of public bodies where decisions are made. Legislators also have claimed their offices are not subject to public records laws.Sen. Wielechowski said his bill will require a "privilege log" of any documents that state officials or agencies...
Legal memo: Text messages are public records in Alaska

...called unfettered discretion regarding which records to preserve.McLeod's attorney, Don Mitchell, said the public records law hasn't been updated since the 1990s, and a lot has changed, in terms of technology, since then.
New administration balances embarrassment with openness

...said he's become concerned after talking with constituents and members of the news media that the state's public records laws may not be strong enough or enforced well enough. Juneau freelance reporter Bob Tkacz was one of the reporters...
Murkowski's Asia tour cost state more than $100,000

...Wednesday edition. Sound off on the important issues at In response to a request for information under Alaska's public-records law, the governor's office furnished receipts, travel authorization forms, itineraries and other documentation...
Governor bristles as legislator calls for more information on who drafted oil tax bill; Parnell feels his integrity is being questioned

...Other legislators have expressed similar concerns. Doogan, from his seat on the House Finance Committee and in Public Records Law requests, has sought to learn who Parnell met with to craft his House Bill 110, which would lower oil taxes on...
Palin critic says public records misused by former aide

...records, she acknowledged. Some are from campaigns, which are private groups not covered by state ethics and public records laws.? Contact reporter Pat Forgey at 523-2250 or at
Homer city council prepares to treat emails as public record, rewriting pre-Internet city code a city? We don't know yet. Saving everything on your computer is making a conservative call." Under state public records law, the public records of all public agencies are open to inspection by the public under "reasonable rules." City...
Alaska gets a 'D' for deficient when it comes to integrity

...much of what was in the emails that were released."This exemption ? is commonly applied and vastly weakens the public records law," he wrote. "It's impossible to know whether the state is applying the loophole responsibly, since the content...
Palin admin releases breakdown of ethics expenses, preserve and protect the state of Alaska's public records and (her circumvention of) state servers and public record laws," said McLeod, who said she offered to drop the suit over private accounts if Palin would ban them. McLeod is...


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