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Is transparency of open records legislation too taxing for R.I. officials?

An effort afoot to strengthen the state’s 45-year-old Access to Public Records Act has rekindled public debate over what the citizenry has a “right...

R.I. still playing catchup on public records access

Government transparency was once contagious. In the years after the 1966 passage of the Freedom of Information Act, many states passed public records laws of...

Neronha rejects appeals of fees to obtain Washington Bridge documents

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. attorney general has denied an appeal by two news organizations over the fees they were charged to obtain public records...

Advocates, lawmakers outline changes to strengthen, clarify R.I.’s open records law 

Rhode Island’s public records law is having a moment.   After all, emails, text messages and a startling video showing bouncing anchor rods below Interstate 195...

Initial texts between McKee and Alviti show no alarm over bridge...

“Governor, please call me now on an urgent matter.” The nine words R.I. Department of Transportation Director Peter Alviti Jr. texted his boss at 2:51...

McKee orders RIDOT to refund news outlets for Washington Bridge emails

The Providence Journal had to pay $450 for emails detailing last December’s sudden closure of the Washington Bridge. WPRI-TV CBS 12 was charged $300.  The...

ACLU sues state labor department director for records on facial recognition...

PROVIDENCE - The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island is taking the state labor department to court seeking access to records about facial...
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITY: A lawsuit filed on behalf of Roger Williams University law student Lindsay Koso was successful in persuading the R.I. Office of the Attorney General to waive a $225 fee when she requested copies of public records as part of research she was conducting for a law review article. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

RWU student scores win in open-records dispute

When second-year law student Lindsay Koso started working on an article for the Roger Williams University Law Review last fall, she had no idea...
R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL Peter F. Neronha has filed a lawsuit against the town of West Warwick, alleging the town committed a violation of the Access to Public Records Act ./ COURTESY OFFICE OF THE R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL

Neronha files lawsuit against West Warwick for APRA violation

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha has filed a lawsuit against the town of West Warwick alleging the town committed a “willful...
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