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August 28, 2012
California Suspends Open Meetings Law for Three Years
Why? As part of the California Budget Act of 2012, OMB Watch reports that the state's open meetings law was suspended in an effort to reduce state expenditures, adding by way of commentary, that "[i]n suspending the law, the state is sacrificing not only a fundamental element of a democratic society, but a vital tool that can actually save money." Details and analysis at California Suspends Open Meetings Law to Save Money.
Hat tip to Free Government Information. [JH]