Tag Archives: Open meetings

Advisory Or Enforcement?

There are 940 communities in Iowa. There are 99 counties. Each has its own legal counsel. That means there are potentially 1,039 different opinions on issues involving public records and open meetings. Continue reading

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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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