H.B. 1130 gives Hoosiers right to speak at school board meetings

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The most intriguing legislation to emerge from the 2022 Indiana General Assembly from the perspective of government transparency was the right of citizens to...

Cost & Availability of Records at Issue

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Among the more than 1,600 bills filed with the 2017 General Assembly, The Hoosier State Press Association (HSPA) is following a number that would...

Legislative Update

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HB1001 STATE BIENNIAL BUDGET (BROWN T) Appropriates money for capital expenditures, the operation of the state, K-12 and higher education, the delivery of Medicaid and other...

Roadblock in access to police video

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By Steve Key Hoosier State Press Association All the work during the last Indiana legislative session to improve the public’s ability to access police body and...

Veto forces appeal to Indiana Supreme Court

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The final word on private university police records is back in the hands of Indiana’s appellate court system. An attempt by the Indepen­dent Colleges of...

2016 Indiana General Assembly Wrap-up

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Public Access The top focus for the Hoosier State Press Association during the 2016 Indiana General Assembly was H.E.A. 1019, which establishes the rules for...

HSPA supports veto

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A bill HSPA opposed throughout the 2016 legislative session – that would have allowed private university police departments to keep more records secret than...

Public notice advertising changes: Free pubs get win, tax sale listings updated

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Two public notice advertising bills occupied HSPA’s attention during the 2016 General Assembly session – H.B. 1017 and S.B. 355. Public notice advertising in free...

Private colleges win, public loses

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By Steve Key Hoosier State Press Association The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled that private university police departments are subject to the state’s Access to Public...

Camera shy: Bill improves current law, but lawsuit still only option if police won’t...

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Rarely does legislation passed by the Indiana General Assembly please every interest perfectly, and that was the case with the police body camera bill...