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Right-to-know roundup: Bills seek to broaden public’s access to information

Concord Monitor

By CAITLIN ANDREWS
Monitor staff

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When it comes to communicating about a person’s request for public information, some public bodies would rather leave the public hanging or in the dark.

At least, that’s the way it seems based on the complaints Right to Know New Hampshire President David Saad receives.

“The delay or denial of information from public bodies without specific explanations is the biggest problem we see,” he said.

A crop of bills making their way through the State House would, on the whole, broaden the public’s access to information, touching on anything from best response practices to making information about police conduct available.

But that’s only if they make it all the way through – some bills have been reincarnated a few times already. Here’s a rundown of what to watch for this year:

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