Transparency, privacy concerns at odds in mixed bag of proposed public access legislation

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Legislation filed for the 2022 Indiana General Assembly concerning the public’s right to know is a mixed bag – some positive and some negative. On...

State Supreme Court ruling allows agencies to cherry pick employee discipline info

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The choice of words in the past can come back to haunt us. Case in point is last week’s Indiana Supreme Court ruling in a...

2022 public notice rate charts available

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The state Board of Accounts has released the charts for public notice rates. You can access these charts here. HSPA also sent out copies of the...

HSPA proposing bill that will modernize public notice statute

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Hoosier State Press Association will propose a bill to modernize the public notice statute (I.C. 5-3-1) to reflect technological changes in how Hoosiers obtain...

Legislation restricting identification of juveniles may be filed in 2022 session

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Legislation restricting the identification of juveniles, either those facing a petition alleging juvenile delinquency or those who are victims of crime, may be filed...

HSPA hires Amelia McClure as future executive director, general counsel

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The Hoosier State Press Association has hired Amelia Dieter McClure as government relations counsel. She will work with executive director and general counsel Stephen...

Key Points: Federal Legislation could help support Indiana newspapers

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Key Points: Steve Key, executive director and general counsel, Hoosier State Press Association While there may be bipartisan support for the federal Local Journalism Sustainability...

Town’s documents, payments to law firm are disclosable records

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Send your questions to Steve Key, HSPA executive director and general counsel, skey@hspa.com or call (317) 624-4427. The following questions were submitted by resident of...

HSPA Board proposal would modernize state’s public notice policy

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The Hoosier State Press Association’s Board of Directors presented to Indiana publishers the framework for legislation to modernize the state’s public notice policy during...

HSPA relocated to new office space in downtown Indy

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The HSPA office to a new location in downtown Indianapolis. All phone numbers and emails remain the same. The new address beginning Oct. 1 is...