Questions remain for the Guilford Selectboard, and they need to answer them.
The resident behind the requests under Vermont’s open records law said the situation could have been avoided if town staff or Selectboard members had answered questions from residents about town operations.
Rep. Sarah Copeland Hanzas, D-Bradford, Deputy Secretary of State Chris Winters and Montpelier City Clerk John Odum shared similar political values but found room to carve out distinctions.
The decision by the Vermont Supreme Court reverses a lower court ruling, and sides with the Human Rights Defense Center in a bid it has waged since 2015 to obtain records related to legal claims against a medical care provider for the state Department of Corrections.
The Vermont Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday over whether to release documents related to claims made and settlements reached by a company the state hired to provide medical care to prison inmates.
Vermont’s former prison health care contractor is fighting disclosure of settlements reached in lawsuits over patient care.
Ed Adams said he will not oppose a request from VTDigger to remove redactions from state records related to state investigations into his conduct that included claims of sexual harassment and threatening behavior.
Charity Clark, chief of staff to Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan, defended several of the office’s recent controversial decisions regarding access to documents.
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I hope our legislators will join me in making it our shared New Year’s resolution to protect and expand access to public records in 2020.
‘Land records have their own fees set in statute,’ says Barre City Clerk Carol Dawes. ‘They help to cover the cost of staffing and storing these records in perpetuity.’
The governor and attorney general remain at odds over images taken of government documents during public inspection.
An index of documents related to the dismissal of a corrections superintendent that a judge ordered the DOC provide to VTDigger lacks vital information, the news organization argues.
The attorney general has come under fire for a new policy on photographing public records. In his defense of the policy, he overstated the facts.