Under the legislation, and contrary to current law, all school safety plan discussions would take place in closed school committee meetings, and every document produced by school safety teams would be exempt from disclosure under the open records law. Although ways to best protect students from very rare, but terrible, tragedies like Newtown are the subject of lengthy nationwide debate, passage of this legislation would quash much of that debate in Rhode Island.
The New England First Amendment Coalition on Feb. 8 will celebrate the retired firefighter who helped win a $53 million health insurance refund for New Hampshire public employees, the reporterwho exposed misdeeds in a Connecticut police department and the lifetime achievements of NECN founder and GlobalPost co-founder Philip Balboni.
By Tim White, investigative reporter, WPRI-TV; director, New England First Amendment Coalition There’s a lot to like about Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee’s new transparency website. There’s also room for improvement. Chafee signed an executive order Thursday officially launching the new site. He said it follows through on one of his campaign promises to make [...]