Q&A: Right to speak at public meetings?

From the Carroll County Comet: Q: An attorney at the Indiana School Board Association told me that school board meetings are not "public" meetings where the public is allowed to speak. She said they were "open" meetings, but the board of…

Q&A: Notification of public meetings

The Times (Munster): Q: I am in the process of writing a letter to the president of a government agency, the Crown Point Development Corp., to request notification of meetings. I want to quote the Indiana Code where it says that…

Q&A: Public information about fire runs

Q: What records concerning fire runs and arson investigations are available for inspection and copying? A: Any fire run report is a public record, except for data that contains personally identifiable information about an injured person…

Q&A: Public access to committee meetings

From the South Bend Tribune: Q: Century Center in South Bend is a public facility with a board of directors that is a public agency. We go to their meetings, get notice for them, etc. They have a committee that they have appointed some of…

Q&A: Newspaper contest considered lottery

From The Tribune (New Albany): Q: In Indiana, when is a newspaper contest considered a lottery and against state statute? A: The Indiana Gaming Commission has taken the position that if you require a purchase to qualify for the prize,…

Q&A: Email and cookie records

From the New Albany Tribune: Q: A school superintendent is willing to meet with me to talk about why I think something should be public. He would like to see the Indiana Code proving my point. What codes would require these things to be…