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Resource ID: #15999
Subject: Public Records
Source: Asbury Park Press (Neptune, N.J.)
Date: 2024-05-28


An investigation by seven New Jersey Gannett newspapers found that local government officials "routinely fail to provide public records to citizens who request them, violating the state's Open Public Records Act..." The newspapers sent investigators to "town halls, school board offices and police departments in 213 towns, covering roughly a third of all communities in the state. Their goal was to gauge the average citizen's access to information considered public under state law or under state court rulings." The three-part series also looks at how other states handle public records, the types of roadblocks citizens have to overcome to obtain public records and the stories of individuals who tried to get public information but were thwarted by the government.

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