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 opportunity to comment on the proposed statement language. From the article: “A three-judge Appellate Division Read More …

Judge dismisses Sunshine Law claims against DRPA, calls on PA Legislature to pass reform

While allowing a lawsuit filed against the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) to proceed, a federal judge in New Jersey dismissed claims filed under state sunshine laws because the Pennsylvania legislature has not acted to apply its statute to the bi-state agency.  Both Pennsylvania and New Jersey must enact substantially similar legislation to bring DRPA Read More …

Support OPMA and OPRA modernization bills S106 and S107

In a move that runs counter to the public interest, some local governing bodies are adopting a resolution opposing legislation that would modernize and strengthen the state’s Open Public Meetings and Open Public Records Acts. Review the facts with our model resolution. Read More …