Tag Archives: Public Records

Our View: Health agency’s tactics are appalling – Opinion

The state agency that couldn’t shoot straight when it was trying to develop the failed Cover Oregon website now appears to have shot itself in the foot. The Oregon Health Authority, which administers Medicaid, has been caught planning to manipulate news coverage to discredit a provider it is battling over reimbursement rates. The scheme, revealed […]
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Journalists Laud New Oregon Records Laws

“Transparency” is the term often used to describe a government in which the workings are visible and open to the public. Which is how things are supposed to be in America. Source: Tue 8 AM | Journalists Laud New Oregon Records Laws | Jefferson Public Radio

Slew of Oregon Legislation Increases Transparency, Creates Chief Data Officer Position

Lawmakers passed the plan to set public records deadlines last month, and Gov.Kate Brown signed it into law June 22, and the Legislature passed the three other bills before going home last week. Transparency advocates are cheering what some of them say is the biggest collective improvement in Oregon’s public records law since it was […]
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Oregon adopts public records reforms aimed at increasing transparency

Transparency advocates are cheering what some of them say is the biggest collective improvement in Oregon’s public records law since it was created more than 40 years ago.It took more than two years after the resignation of former Gov. John Kitzhaber amid an influence-peddling scandal and questions left unanswered by a backlog of unfulfilled records […]
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Editorial: Public records law was improved

Oregon lawmakers took a good first step toward improving the public’s access to government records in the legislative session that just ended, though there’s still work to be done. Source: Editorial: Public records law was improved;

What to know about Oregon’s four new public records laws

Oregon’s top political leadership tripped all over themselves in recent months to make state and local governments easier for citizens to scrutinize. Source: What to know about Oregon’s four new public records laws

State hiding communication plan in FamilyCare battle

Oregon Health Authority heavily redacts documents about its fight with the health care provider released in response to a public records request Source: Pamplin Media Group – State hiding communication plan in FamilyCare battle

Oregon SOS: State law prohibits releasing some voter roll info. to Trump commission

In a letter Friday, Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson told President Donald Trump’s commission investigating allegations of voter fraud in the 2016 election that state law prohibits him from releasing some of the information requested by the administration. Source: Oregon SOS: State law prohibits releasing some voter roll info. to Trump commission | KATU

Oregon must do more about transparency in government

Oregonians need to deploy a full-court press on lawmakers today even with sine die (session adjournment) expected shortly. Don’t delay. The pressure on elected officials is necessary to ensure that you, the public, as well as we, the media — have easier access to government information that is in the public’s best interest to know. […]
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Our view: Oregon needs sunshine committee – Editorials

As a disappointing legislative session comes to a close, you can lament a lot of missed opportunities: Tax reform didn’t get done. PERS reform never got off the ground. The education budget survived disastrous cuts but didn’t take the necessary steps forward. A transportation package may have legs, but time is short to get it […]
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