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When the 2021 session of the General Assembly began, passage of legislation to advance public access to records of disciplinary actions taken by those employed by taxpayers in state and local … more
Open Government access in North Carolina went through several historic steps this legislative session, and despite the work of anti-transparency lobbying groups representing teachers and state … more
This secrecy is at odds with North Carolina's otherwise broad commitment to principles of government transparency that promote our informed democracy.  In other areas of public records law, … more
It’s no secret that disciplinary records of taxpayer-funded employees are kept behind lock and key. That shroud of secrecy prevents the public from finding out why a teacher moves from school … more
A Wilson Times editorial Who says North Carolina’s state employees and schoolteachers are against transparency? Lobbying efforts from the State Employees Association of North Carolina … more
With no meaningful state law giving North Carolinians the right to see disciplinary records of those they employ in state and local government jobs, how will we ever know?  How will we know … more
The NC Press Association 1) corrects the misinformation in NCAE's letter about the public records laws in other states (where virtually complete public access to the entire government personnel file … more
Senate Bill 355, legislation that promotes and enhances public access to the performance records of public employees, is generating significant resistance from various state organizations that have … more
North Carolina taxpayers will have access to the reasons why government employees are hired, fired, promoted, demoted or suspended if a bill proposed in the state Legislature and cosponsored by state … more
The following are all true North Carolina stories — but we never learned the whole story, or else learned it well after the fact: — A popular schools superintendent in Moore County was … more
The North Carolina Association of Broadcasters (NCAB) 1 and the North Carolina Press Association (NCPA)2 strongly support the Government Transparency Act of 2021 – Senate Bill 355 – … more
The days of having government employees fade into oblivion without any mention of the misdeeds that led to their dismissal may soon be over in North Carolina if the newly proposed Government … more
Senate Bill 355 — the Government Transparency Act of 2021 — would at last allow the public to see the disciplinary files of public employees, files that have long been held in secret in … more
When it comes to offering the public access to government documents, North Carolina ranks among the most restrictive states. Its sunshine laws are better described as mostly cloudy with a chance of … more
A growing number of senators are signing on to a bill that would make more information available to the public on government employee performance. Under Senate Bill 355, a description of the … more
Last week, many newspapers wrapped up coverage of Sunshine Week, a time set aside to promote government accountability through public records and public meetings. In North Carolina, the idea of … more
Across America, Sunshine Week is a time when newspaper editors celebrate the public’s right to see government records and attend government meetings. That makes this an especially good time … more
It’s Sunshine Week across America, a time when the public’s right to see government records and attend government meetings — in order to hold government officials accountable to the … more
When government fails, it’s the rare public official who says, “Oops. My fault.” That’s human nature, particularly for officials in the public eye who may have to run for … more
Harry Warren, the N.C. House of Representatives member from Rowan County, is among the dubious leaders early in this session of the General Assembly for most ridiculous claim. At a committee … more
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