The facts about OPMA and OPRA reform in New Jersey. Support S106 and S107.

Click here for a 1-page FACT SHEET from the bill sponsors, Sen. Loretta Weinberg and Sen. Joseph Pennacchio. The fact sheet reflects bill numbers from the last legislative session. S1045 is now S106.  S1046 is now S107.   In a Continue Reading →

Disturbing signs from Sussex-Wantage board

This editorial concerns an unauthorized purchase that a board of education subsequently voted to pay for after initially voting against the purchase at a prior meeting.  The editorial raises important questions.  For instance, why are public documents that would answer simple questions, Continue Reading →

Activist seeks to force Passaic County to disclose cost of civil rights settlement

Settlement agreements entered into by governmental agencies are public documents.  That is well-established.  (See our Knowledge Corner HERE.)  This OPRA case is interesting in that it concerns disclosure of the terms of the settlement before its final drafting and adoption by the governing body. Continue Reading →

Does An OPRA Request Constitute Harassment?

PRESS RELEASE For immediate release November 24, 2015 Does An OPRA Request Constitute Harassment? On Friday, October 30, 2015, the New Jersey Foundation for Open Government (“NJFOG”) attended a hearing in Kaplan v. Kratovil at New Brunswick Family Court.  The Continue Reading →