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Senator suggests secret review by lawmakers before releasing OPE reports

Sen. Dean Mortimer, R-Idaho Falls, has been pushing to let lawmakers review reports from the Legislature’s Office of Performance Evaluations in closed meetings and suggest changes before they’re released publicly, the AP reports. The OPE conducts detailed and often controversial investigations into how state agencies operate and points to savings, efficiencies or improvements; its director, Rakesh Mohan, staunchly opposes any such change in the rules because it would alter the office’s independence and credibility.

From AP/Eye on Boise

CNN argues for access to Bergdahl police report

Judge Robert J. Elgee will review a 15-year-old police report involving the Bowe Bergdahl family before making a decision if the report should be released to Cable News Network.

From the Idaho Mountain Express

Records from St. Luke’s antitrust trial to be revealed

Almost 900: That’s how many witness statements, internal emails, hospital prices and other documents U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill pored over in the past couple of months, sorting out what should be kept secret from what the law requires him to make public.

From the Idaho Statesman

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