Governor Raimondo says homemade medical masks not needed and addresses Open Meetings Act changes
March 22, 2020

Governor Raimondo says homemade medical masks not needed and addresses Open Meetings Act changes

“…although that’s a beautiful gesture, it’s probably better to let us handle the distribution of properly made...

Legislatures feeling their way into online meetings
March 24, 2020

Legislatures feeling their way into online meetings

Under the executive order modifying the Open Meetings Act, only “essential” agenda items may be discussed. In...

Governor Raimondo suspends key provisions of Open Meetings and Access to Public Records Act
March 16, 2020

Governor Raimondo suspends key provisions of Open Meetings and Access to Public Records Act

“The concerning part,” said John Marion of Common Cause Rhode Island, “is that the executive order allows...

Woonsocket City Council rejects two good government bills, vows to fight Attorney General on OMA violations
January 16, 2020

Woonsocket City Council rejects two good government bills, vows to fight Attorney General on OMA violations

“To take a view that maybe all the former Attorney Generals were lax in their duties and...

Rhode Island Ethics Commission discusses having less transparency
January 13, 2020

Rhode Island Ethics Commission discusses having less transparency

“I just can’t say strongly enough how much of a reversal it would be viewed as for...

Open Government Coalition Calls on East Greenwich Town Council to Cancel Meeting
November 15, 2017

Open Government Coalition Calls on East Greenwich Town Council to Cancel Meeting

From a press release: Today the open government coalition ACCESS/RI wrote a letter to Town Council President...

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