Authors of Oklahoma’s Open Record Act reminisce

The men who wrote Oklahoma’s Open Records Act almost 30 years ago say they are satisfied, for the most part, with its application today.

BY ZEKE CAMPFIELD Published: February 10, 2013
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The men who wrote Oklahoma’s Open Records Act almost 30 years ago say they are satisfied, for the most part, with its application today.

Problems that the media and public faced getting access to records and meetings in the 1970s and early 1980s would be hard to swallow today, said Ben Blackstock, a lobbyist for the Oklahoma Press Association when the act was signed into law in 1985.

Then, it wasn’t...

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