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March 13, 2017 in by admin
Sunshine Week 2017: Oregon newspapers weigh in on importance of transparency The Corvallis Gazette Times: http://www.gazettetimes.com/news/opinion/editorial/editorial-an-unusually-timely-sunshine-week/article_b9828c1a-c3ce-5bc4-873b-760a7e057188.html The Mail Tribune in Medford: http://www.mailtribune.com/opinion/20170312/our-view-blue-skies-return-for-sunshine-week The Oregonian/OregonLive: http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/03/kate_brown_talks_transparency.html#incart_river_index Followup: http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/03/kate_brown_will_drop_bill_maki.html
February 9, 2011 in by admin
Attorney General John Kroger has added time limits for responses to public records requests and imposed a public interest requirement for fee waivers in the newly published, January 2011, edition of the Attorney General’s Public Records and Meetings Manual. In a press release, Kroger said, “Changes to the manual reflect new legislation, recent court decisions [...]
January 12, 2011 in by admin
A bill that would impose time limits for public bodies to respond to public records requests and limiting fees they may charge for the records has been introduced into the 2011 Legislature at the request of Attorney General John Kroger. Senate Bill 41 would require a public body to respond to a record request and [...]
January 3, 2011 in by admin
Economic development programs need transparency Oregon spends about $350 million per biennium on programs designed to promote economic development, mostly by providing tax breaks to companies that create new jobs. Oregonians need a clear picture of what they’re getting from these programs, both because of their big price tag and because it’s essential that the [...]
November 10, 2010 in by admin
An advisory board established by the Legislature to help citizens access state government information has held its first meeting Wednesday, Nov. 17. The Oregon Electronic Government Portal Advisory Board was established to advise the Department of Administrative Services on key decisions and strategic choices about how DAS manages and operates the state’s www.oregon.gov portal, the [...]
November 4, 2010 in by admin
After six months of town hall meetings around Oregon and receiving written comments, Attorney General John Kroger has issued his Government Transparency Report that summarizes the frustrations many Oregonians have with the state’s public records and meetings laws. The report, which also includes studies of other state laws, concludes that the 2011 Legislature should “address [...]
October 26, 2010 in by admin
Includes answers to commonly asked questions about the law, sample forms, summaries of court decisions, Attorney General opinions, and a reprint of the statutes. Each part of the manual also has a table of cases and a topic index.
September 9, 2010 in by admin
The M edia Law Resource Center www.medialaw.org , has created a guide to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) that is making it less difficult for information seekers to get hospital information. Click on HIPAA Guide.
September 9, 2010 in by admin
By Andy Dworkin Staff Writer/The Oregonian I can not confirm Whether that man lives or dies If you have no name - A HIPAA Haiku, by Andy Dworkin A new federal law called HIPAA (for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) is making life difficult for reporters who have to call a hospital, doctor, nurse, [...]