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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Oklahoma Gubernatorial Candidates Support Applying Open Records Act to Legislature

The Oklahoman reports all six candidates to succeed Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry have said they support making the state's Open Records Act applicable to the Legislature.

Oklahoma is one of only nine other states that have wholly exempted legislative records from open records laws. In some states, records maintained by individual lawmakers are considered confidential, but the records maintained by the legislative bodies and committees are open.

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