We filed a public records request for the OPRA log from Eilzabeth, N.J., and this is what we got back

We filed a public records request for the OPRA log from Eilzabeth, N.J., and this is what we got back

Back in November, Elizabeth Mayor Christian Bollwage complained on X (formerly Twitter) about mayors being overwhelmed by public records requests from private firms doing data mining. In response to his tweets, we thought we should look at what kinds of public requests Elizabeth receives because we truly want to understand the challenges municipalities are facing…

FDU poll: Most N.J. voters oppose rolling back public records access

FDU poll: Most N.J. voters oppose rolling back public records access

4 out of 5 voters oppose changing OPRA Proposed changes to New Jersey’s Open Public Records Act (OPRA) currently being considered by the state legislature aren’t popular with good government groups, labor unions, activists, or journalists. Now it’s also clear that the changes aren’t popular with the general public either. According to the latest results…

Testimony of state’s top watchdog on concerns about N.J. Open Public Records bill

Testimony of state’s top watchdog on concerns about N.J. Open Public Records bill

Kevin Walsh, the acting state comptroller, testified Monday against a bill that would gut the state’s Open Public Records Act. Following is his testimony: I’m not speaking for the administration today. Although I’m a member of the Governor’s Cabinet, I am independent. I’m here today to talk about my four years as the Acting State…