The public must be allowed to review the interpretive statements for local ballot questions, says Appellate Court

A New Jersey Appellate Court ruled on July 9, 2018 that a local governing body must approve at a public meeting the interpretive statement for any public question on the local ballot, such that the public will be afforded an Continue Reading →

Support OPMA and OPRA modernization bills S106 and S107. See our model resolution!

MODEL RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF S106 AND S107: Click here for PDF version. Click here for Word version.   Click here for a 1-page FACT SHEET from the bill sponsors, Sen. Loretta Weinberg and Sen. Joseph Pennacchio. The fact sheet Continue Reading →

Does privatization of a public service mean that information is no longer a matter of public record?

Does data once publicly available become non-public with the move to privatization? A new lawsuit asks that salient question. The particular issue in this case is the privatization of public water resources, a move that many of the state’s local Continue Reading →

NJFOG Statement of Opposition to Bill S1232: “Good Faith” defense will undermine OPRA

UPDATE (6/15/2018): Bill A4532 / S3049 in the 2016-2017 legislative session was re-introduced as A2542 / S1232 in the 2018-2019 session. Bill S1232 passed out of Senate committee on 6/14/2018. UPDATE (5/2/2017): On 5/1/17, Bill A4532 was received in the Continue Reading →