Monday, July 26, 2010

Granite State Gov. Defends Right to Know Law

John Lynch at a rally for Barack Obama in June...Image via Wikipedia
New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch has derailed a bill that would have taken the teeth out of the Granite State's Right-to-Know Law [RSA 91-A].

Associated Press reports that Lynch, a Democrat, vetoed HB 53, which he claimed would have re-defined public body to exempt school superintendents, town administrators and other executives and staffers from the provisions of the statute's open-meeting requirement. Public access to government records also would have been restricted by the measure, according to Lynch.

Lynch said any changes to the right-to-know law must be narrow and free from ambiguity.

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