New Hampshire rejected 2 bills limiting access to records

Two measures that ultimately failed in New Hampshire were among dozens of bills state Legislatures debated this session that would close or limit public access to government records and meetings, according to a review by The Associated Press and numerous state press associations.

One of the bills would have exempted building plans and construction drawings connected to a local building permit from the state’s right-to-know law. It was aimed at protecting security data included in some building plans, but opponents argued it was too broad. | More…

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