Court to review Housing Authority’s OPMA violations

UPDATE (8/20/2015) – The summary judgment hearing scheduled for 08/21/15 has been CANCELLED.  Judge Hely will decide the matter on the papers submitted. UPDATE (8/22/2015) – See bottom of this post for the list of case documents to date. UPDATE (9/9/2015) – The trial court ruled Continue Reading →

Summit Housing Authority sued for public meeting and records violations

UPDATE (8/22/2015) – See bottom of this post for the list of case documents to date. — Press Release July 9, 2015 For immediate release CONTACT: New Jersey Foundation for Open Government (NJFOG) http://njfog.org/contact/ The Housing Authority used to keep minutes for its non-public Continue Reading →

NJFOG wins judgments against Trenton school board

This is a good article about the issues in the NJFOG v. Trenton School Board case, which highlights the systemic issues with regard to Open Public Meetings Act compliance statewide.  –NJFOG N.J. open records group wins judgments against Trenton school Continue Reading →

League of Municipalities called “a bad partner,” blamed for halting OPMA and OPRA reform

Disappointingly, OPMA and OPRA reform bills S781 and S782, which were scheduled for a 6/23 vote by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, were pulled from the Committee’s agenda.  This follows multiple revisions and intense negotiations by many interested parties.  Continue Reading →

TUESDAY, JUNE 23: OPMA, OPRA reform bills S781, S782 on legislative agenda!

UPDATE (6/24/15):  The bills were pulled from the Committee agenda on 6/23.  Your calls and letters are needed!  Please see:  http://njfog.org/2015/06/24/letter-generator-one-easy-step-for-strong-opma-opra-reform-lets-keep-the-pressure-on/ — New Jersey OPMA and OPRA reform bills, S781 and S782 respectively, are on the Senate Budget and Appropriations Continue Reading →

NJFOG prevails on OPRA counts in case against Trenton School Board. OPMA counts pending.

UPDATE (6/26/2015):  Oral argument on the OPMA counts is to be heard before Judge Mary C. Jacobson on Monday, June 29, 2:00 PM in Mercer County Superior Court, 400 South Warren Street, Trenton, NJ. —- NJFOG announced on January 7 that it had Continue Reading →

Senate Leaders Call on GOP to Reaffirm Support for Strong Port Authority Reforms

Senate Leaders Vow to Advance Veto Override of S2181. The Senate is scheduled to hold an override vote on March 16th. S2181 UPDATE:   Unfortunately, the March 16 override attempt was unsuccessful.  The vote was 25-14 in favor, 2 votes shy Continue Reading →