Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Senator challenges press on public records exemption

Yesterday the state Sunshine Committee voted 8-1 to recommend the Legislature repeal its exemption to the public records act for legislative records. State legislators are currently the only officials in the state with this exemption. The lone no vote was Sen. Adam Kline, Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Reporting on the vote Crosscut notes: In this state, the 2007 Legislature passed a law that shields journalists from having to reveal their sources in court. Kline was prime sponsor of that shield-law Senate bill. Representative Lynn Kessler, another Sunshine Committee member, was prime sponsor of the identical House version, which became law . . . READ MORE


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