Tag:public records

  • Peer pressure produces good policy

    If places adopt new policies and get good results — or even just look like they might get good results — policymakers in other places can feel like they’ll fall behind if they don’t follow suit.

  • New governor must make transparency a priority

    It’s an interesting time for news reporters in North Carolina and across the country. Newspapers, for example, are closing and consolidating. The consistency and frequency in which this is happening isn’t alarming, really. It’s been going on for a while. It does, however, portend a certain future, which is by…

  • Loser-Pays Bill Arouses House Panel

    RALEIGH—A bill that would require courts to award attorney’s fees to the press and citizens who win public-record lawsuits against the state aroused spirited debate during a House committee hearing Thursday. John Bussian, legislative and First Amendment counsel for the North Carolina Press Association, told members of the House Judiciary…

  • Status of Boeing Records Disputed

    RALEIGH — Carolina Journal’s attempt to gain access to records on the Boeing-GTP incentives began Dec. 19 with a phone call to the Commerce Department. One reason why the records weren’t released for nearly two months was that officials asserted some of the records constituted trade secrets that were exempt…