New limits on FOIA "recurrent requesters"By Helen W. GunnarssonSeptember 2011Lawpulse, Page 434New legislation would give governmental entities more time to respond to those who make numerous FOIA requests. A look at that and some Open Meetings Act changes.
Verbatim-record provision to meeting law amendedBy Helen W. GunnarssonSeptember 2004Lawpulse, Page 450The legislature amended the Open Meetings Act to clarify that verbatim recordings are accessible only in litigation over whether the public body violated the Act. Is the amendment too restrictive?
Is E-mail Subject to the Open Meetings Act?By Helen W. GunnarssonSeptember 2002Lawpulse, Page 448Some e-mail exchanges between public board members might constitute meetings and thus implicate the Open Meetings Act.
A sizzling Rice soup for public officials?By Helen W. GunnarssonMay 2002Lawpulse, Page 226Public bodies violate the Open Meetings Act by acting on items that didn't appear on the agenda, the fourth district ruled recently in Rice v Board of Trustees.