Tag Archives: Right to Know

N.H. House Hearing on HB1520 on Access to Ballots on January 23 at 10:00

HB1520 is scheduled for a hearing by the House Election Law Committee on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in room 308 of the Legislative Office Building in Concord, N.H. The public is encouraged to attend and testify in favor of this … Continue reading

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New Hampshire senator leads charge to strengthen state’s right-to-know law

Sen. Bob Giuda, R-Warren, introduced the legislation last month after chairing a study commission charged with simplifying the appeal process for citizens seeking records from public agencies. Currently, the only way for a citizen to appeal an agency’s right-to-know decision … Continue reading

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Keene State professor files suit against city over students’ right-to-know requests

A Keene State College journalism professor has filed a lawsuit against the city, alleging staff improperly denied right-to-know requests filed by several students. Marianne Salcetti teaches a public affairs reporting class that tasks students with filing requests for public information … Continue reading

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Commission Recommends Changes to NH Right-to-Know Appeal Process

A commission tasked with reforming New Hampshire’s law on open records requests, released a report last week recommending a new process for citizen complaints. The commission is advocating for an extrajudicial system so citizens can appeal when public officials refuse … Continue reading

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Henniker Board of Selectmen Violate Right to Know Statute…Again!

The HBOS (Henniker Board of Selectmen) held a properly called and noticed meeting on Friday, October 27, 2017. (…) The only item of business on the posted Public Notice for the Public Meeting (Notice) was to authorize the purchase of a sidewalk … Continue reading

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Right to Know NH Bills for 2018

The Right-to-Know Law changes as new bills pass into law. Almost every year there are proposed bills to amend the Right-to-Know Law. This year, Right to Know NH has proposed 7 bills to strengthen the ability of citizens of New … Continue reading

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Tuftonboro’s Noxious Lawsuit, Part of National Trend

“These lawsuits are an absurd practice and noxious to open government.” That’s how the Associated Press quotes University of Kansas journalism professor Jonathan Peters, speaking about a troubling trend in recent years of government bodies suing citizens who seek disclosure … Continue reading

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