State Government Press Releases

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05/06/2020
The Complainant alleged that the Board violated the OMA in connection with its June 26, 2019 emergency meeting when (1) the meeting minutes did not sufficiently state why the meeting was necessary; (2) its vote to appoint a new Interim President was outside the scope of the emergency purpose for...
05/06/2020
The Complainant alleged that RIDOH violated the APRA when it failed to timely respond to her request, when it withheld responsive documents in their entirety, and when it failed to state that the withheld documents were not reasonably segregable. Based on the undisputed evidence, we determined...
05/06/2020
The Complainant alleged that the Board violated the OMA when an agenda item failed to sufficiently specify the nature of the business to be discussed and when meeting minutes failed to accurately describe what occurred at the meeting. Based on our review of the evidence, including the meeting audio,
04/28/2020
The Complainant alleged that the CFDFC violated the APRA when it withheld from disclosure documents regarding the medical treatment of an inmate. The APRA permits nondisclosure of "[a]ll records relating to a *** doctor/patient relationship, including all medical information relating to an...
04/28/2020
The Complainant alleged the JCLS violated the APRA when it improperly withheld documents responsive to his request pursuant to Exemption (M) and when it misapplied the privacy balancing test. In responding to this complaint, JCLS presented undisputed evidence that it did not maintain documents...
04/23/2020
The Complainant alleged that the Town Council violated the OMA when it engaged in a discussion related to Town business after a Town Council meeting. Based on the evidence before us, we found insufficient evidence of a collective discussion between a quorum of the Town Council. Although there was...
04/23/2020
Complainant alleged that RIDOH violated the APRA when it when it invoked the twenty (20) business day extension of time to respond under the APRA and characterized his request as "voluminous." Based on our review, we found that RIDOH's extension letter also advised Complainant that completing...
04/23/2020
The Complainant alleged that the City violated the APRA when it withheld from disclosure the names of unsuccessful applicants for a City position. Consistent with precedent, we found significant privacy interests in disclosure of an unsuccessful applicant's name. We also found that disclosure of...
04/23/2020
The Complainant alleged the Department violated the APRA when it denied his request for an incident report related to a specific alleged hit-and-run incident where no arrest occurred. Based on the evidence, including our in camera review, we concluded that the privacy interests implicated...
04/23/2020
The Complainant alleged the Partnership violated the APRA when the Town indicated that it did not have records responsive to Complainant's request for documents related to a cell phone for the Partnership Coordinator. Based on the undisputed evidence, neither the Partnership nor the Town...