Category Archives: Open Meetings/Public Records

Turf Wars

For several years there has been a battle between the Iowa House of Representatives and the Iowa Senate over which direction to take in improving Iowa’s public records and open meeting laws.   The battle is much more than just language … Continue reading

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Ethics Board Stumbles Over Right & Wrong

If you were to guess which state agency represented the best example of transparent government the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board (IECDB) would, or should, be toward the top of the list.  Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Last month, … Continue reading

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Another Election Issue to Consider

If our tax dollars go to nonprofit organizations that are formed and ran by government, it makes sense that those particular non-profits should be subjected to the transparency we all expect from governmental bodies. Continue reading

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What Have You Got to Hide?

It’s almost funny how law enforcement agencies hesitate to produce in-dash camera videos from police cars, but when the agency has a promo piece it wants to hit all corners of the earth it expects the media to print or broadcast its news release without delay. Continue reading

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