Tag Archives: Public Records

 Truth and accuracy require access to public records

Even in this era of disinformation campaigns and viral memes, Oregonians are nearly unanimous in their desire to have true and accurate information about our government Source: Pamplin Media Group – Truth and accuracy require access to public records

Sunshine Week: Demand government transparency, public records access

If Oregon and the nation needed a reminder of the importance of accurate information, the outbreak of COVID-19 provided it. The spread of the novel coronavirus spawned a parallel, equally contagious flare-up of false facts, opportunistic scams and well-intentioned-but-woefully misguided advice on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and, in particular, the messaging system […]
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Government accountability requires access to public records

Oregonians are nearly unanimous in their desire to have accurate information from and about our government Source: Government accountability requires access to public records

Editorial: Bring back public records bill

Many bills failed in the 2020 legislative session because Republican legislators walked out and Democrats decided that the cap -and -trade bill needed to move before other bills did. Ask what bills should have passed, and you will get different answers. For instance, we have highlighted how Oregon State University-Cascades failed to receive money for […]
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Editorial: Public wins round one of lottery fight

A Marion County judge has ordered the Oregon Lottery to turn a complete version of its contract with a sports-betting company over to The Oregonian, which made a public records request for the contract. For now, it’s a win not only for the newspaper, but also for Oregonians who are interested in how the state’s […]
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Editorial: Public has the right to see lottery contract

Two things that don’t go great together are: secrecy and the government losing money. That bad combo is right where the Oregon Lottery is now. The lottery’s new mobile sports betting may or may not be your thing. But if the state is going to have sports betting, why on earth should the contract with […]
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Editorial: Records bill clears first hurdle

The Oregon Senate’s Committee on General Government and Emergency Preparedness did the right thing Wednesday when it unanimously voted to send Senate Bill 1506 to the full Senate for a vote. The bill makes the state Public Records Advocate independent of the governor’s office and gives only the Public Records Advisory Council the right to […]
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Editorial: Committee should ignore proposed bill amendment

The Oregon Senate’s Committee on General Government and Emergency Preparedness gets down to business in Senate Bill 1506 on Monday when it holds a public hearing on the bill at 8 a.m. in Hearing Room B of the Capitol. It may also consider the only amendment proposed to date, one being advanced by the League […]
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Judge rejects Sen. Boquist’s public records lawsuit

Legal fight with legislative leader Peter Courtney was part of a political feud in Senate. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Judge rejects Sen. Boquist’s public records lawsuit

Editorial: Judge, McCall were right about records fees

The Portland City Council may well vote Friday to appeal a 2019 ruling in a public records court case the city lost. Let’s hope reason prevails and the council moves on to other matters without a vote. Source: Editorial: Judge, McCall were right about records fees | Opinion | bendbulletin.com