Q&A: Teacher union labor agreement

From the Chronicle-Tribune (Marion): Q: Our local public school board and the Marion Teachers Association have reached a tentative labor agreement. The school board will vote at a later date. Are we entitled under state law to examine the…

Q&A: Copies of state police reports

From a citizen: Q: I wondered if you knew why the Indiana State Police would tell me I could not get copies of a report mailed to me about a May 1981 murder-suicide investigation that occurred on the interstate in Indiana. The officer did…

Q&A: Bids and public meetings

From LAK Publications: Q: Is it a violation of the Open Door Law if quotes and bids are not opened in a public meeting? A contractor even started work before the redevelopment commission awarded him the project that evening. In another…

Q&A: Newspaper boxes on postal property

Q: Newspaper boxes have traditionally not been allowed on U.S. Postal Service property. Does that still hold? A: While some post offices allow them, I've seen them barred under the Postal Service’s non-solicitation rules. So no third-party…

Q&A: Statements of ownership

Q: Can you give a general description about circulation statement requirements? A: A federal statute mandates the publication of the annual statements of ownership for periodicals. Periodicals have to run these around Oct. 1 every year.…

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…