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Idaho prisons department proposes expanded execution secrecy

Idaho lawmakers have introduced a bill that would formally expand the secrecy surrounding executions.

The Senate Judiciary and Rules committee agreed Wednesday to move forward the legislation from the Idaho Department of Correction. The bill would incorporate existing department policy on confidential execution records into state law, and broaden that language to include records involving the source of lethal medications used for executions.

From the Associated Press

Idaho cities, counties score win for government secrecy

Idaho’s public records laws are an unenforceable mess. And local governments apparently want to keep it that way.

Editorial from the Twin Falls Times-News

New county commissioner wants windows in office doors for greater transparency

Marc Eberlein is bringing transparency to the highest offices of county government.

Literally.

From the Coeur d’Alene Press

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