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Mon Aug 8, 2016, 06:58 AM

Oregon attorney general proposes fixes to state open records law

Oregon's open records law should be updated to include deadlines, a strongly worded commitment to government openness and better tracking of the many exemptions that allow public agencies to keep some records confidential, Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum said Friday.

To that end, she submitted proposed legislation intended to accomplish all three of those changes.

Her recommendations resulted from massive amounts of discussion and deliberation by a large task force of public officials, journalists. lawmakers and members of the public assembled to review the records law. Les Zaitz, a veteran investigative reporter for The Oregonian who drew accolades for his coverage of the stand off in Burns this year, is among the journalists on the panel.

Read more: http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/08/oregon_attorney_general_propos.html

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