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Legal questions answered by Steve Key.

Q&A: Daily log requirements

From the Daily Reporter (Greenfield): Q: For several years now, public safety agencies in Hancock County have not been compiling daily logs. Their response to our citations of the statute has been to include slightly more information in…
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Q&A: Purchasing statutes

Submitted by the Carroll County Comet (Delphi): Q: Have you heard about a purchasing statute that allows government entities to get quotes for high-dollar purchases rather than advertise for bids? The Carroll County Commissioners are…
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Q&A: Comments at public meetings

Submitted by the Francesville Tribune: Q: Is there a law or ordinance at the state or local level that forbids a reporter from asking questions about an item on the agenda during open meetings of county commissioners, drainage board,…
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Q&A: Detention center names

Submitted by the Hendricks County Flyer (Avon): Q: The Plainfield Police Department held a press conference yesterday to announce they had made arrests in a series of bank robberies. They announced that an 18-year-old was being held in the…
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Q&A: College president search

Submitted by The Indianapolis Star: Q: I’m covering Ivy Tech’s presidential search. In an executive session, the university’s presidential search committee created a list of 10 finalists for the position. They tell me that list is not a…
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