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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Rhode Island Discusses Reforms

E-mails from residents to their legislators are meant to be passed along and open to the public.

Legislative grants should be banned.

Interpreters for the deaf and other amenities for those with disabilities should be available at all City Council and School Committee meetings.

And three days — instead of the present 10-day time frame — is a reasonable amount of time to provide public documents when requested.

Those were just some of the opinions shared by four legislators during last night’s “State of Government in Rhode Island” forum at the Community College of Rhode Island’s Knight Campus. The event was sponsored by the Rhode Island Press Association and ACCESS/RI, a public information coalition.

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