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Friday, June 05, 2009

NFOIC Summit: Kentucky FOIA roundup

State-by-state updates at the 2009 NFOIC Summit: Terry Anderson of the University of Kentucky provided a summary of his state's FOI news.
  • The state trying to revive the Kentucky Citizens for Open Government.
  • The governor and attorney general are committed to open government. The chief justice just started a review of court rules on openness with the intention of opening them up more. Kentucky has a bigger problem with the legislature. The lawmakers don't seem committed.
  • One legislator is determined to prevent the use of 911 calls in broadcasting.
  • There is a legislative attempt to extend First Amendment rights to high school journalists.
  • There also was a proposal to create a legislative investigative agency that would investigate other branches of government; however, its operations would have been exempted from public records.

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