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2013 Legislature: Bill would improve public records access

The Assembly Government Affairs Committee was asked last week to support legislation both the Attorney General’s office and Nevada Press Association say will improve public access to government records and close some loopholes in the open meeting law.Barry Smith, executive director of the Nevada Press Association, told the panel that a Nevada Supreme Court ruling has left the door open to each state or local agency deciding whether a document is public. He said that defeats what he sees as clear statutory language stating that any documents not specifically made confidential are public.“The court talks about a balancing test,” he …

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