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AG Office’s open records, meeting seminars start Sept. 28

An official from the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office will answer questions about the state’s Open Records and Meeting laws during a series of workshops this fall and winter. The workshops are free Continue Reading →

Open Records Act amendment intended to end first-come, first-served response to requests

Gov. Mary Fallin’s policy of responding to records requests on a first-come, first-served basis should end under a recent amendment to the state Open Records Act. Any delay in providing access to Continue Reading →

Public bodies may post agenda online in lieu of posting paper copy

Public bodies don’t have to post paper copies of meeting agendas if they post the agendas on their websites and provide them free via email, under a bill signed by Gov. Mary Continue Reading →

Stillwater City Council member signs Open Government Pledge

A recently elected Stillwater city councilman has promised to comply with the letter and spirit of Oklahoma’s open government laws. In signing FOI Oklahoma’s Open Government Pledge for local candidates, John Wedlake also promised Continue Reading →

Seventh Open Gov’t Pledge signer joins Norman City Council

With the election of Sereta Wilson to represent Ward 5, seven of Norman’s eight City Council members have pledged to comply with the letter and spirit of Oklahoma’s open government laws. In signing FOI Oklahoma’s Open Government Continue Reading →

EPA head Scott Pruitt deemed open records Black Hole while he served as Okla. attorney general

OKLAHOMA CITY – A city clerk, a college professor and a Norman attorney received awards Friday for their contributions to openness in government and for promoting the free flow of information in Continue Reading →