What it cost Ada County to ignore the Idaho Public Records Act: $47,310

BOISE — When the Idaho Press Club won its public records lawsuit against Ada County, the judge ruled that the county had repeatedly flouted the law, by taking the position that all public records are exempt from disclosure if they could possibly affect an array of broad concerns including “privacy,” “deliberative process,” “attorney-client,” “personnel,” and so forth — without reference to any of the more than 100 specific exemptions in the law.

From the Idaho Press

Video recording prohibited at public meetings in south Idaho

County commissioners in southern Idaho have temporarily banned video recordings of weekly public meetings despite advice against the motion from their legal counsel.

From the AP/Times-News

Legislature shouldn’t undermine transparency

Why is it that every time lawmakers wade into the Idaho Sunshine Law, it’s to reduce government transparency?

Editorial from the Idaho Falls Post Register

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