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Otter signs open meeting law expansion bill into law

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has signed into law a bill that would expand Idaho's open meeting laws. Otter signed the measure on Monday along with nearly 40 other bills. Beginning July 1, boards and commissions created by executive order will now be subjected to the Idaho Open Meeting Law. Currently, these panels are not required...

Former Rep. Gary Ingram, author of Idaho Open Meeting Law, dies at age 84

Former Idaho state Rep. Gary Ingram, the author of the Idaho Open Meeting Law, has died at the age of 84. Ingram, who served in the Idaho House from 1973 to 1980, was a longtime advocate for open government in Idaho. In 2009, he was recognized with the Max Dalton Open Government Award. “Gary Ingram has pent the last 35 years working to defend...

Open government workshops set for Pocatello, Idaho Falls this week

Wondering what’s a public document, and what’s not? What’s supposed to be open? Since 2004, Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden and Idahoans for Openness in Government (IDOG) have been holding open government workshops around the state to help answer these questions, and they’re coming to eastern Idaho this week...

Ed board voids policy vote to quell transparency concerns

Idaho's State Board of Education convened for a second time this week after facing criticism for making significant decisions regarding teacher evaluations and dual-credit options without adequately alerting the public. This time, the board backed the evaluation move, but rejected a proposal that would have tightened dual-credit options...