Posts For Category: "Legislative issues"

Should body-cam videos be public?

A proposed Senate bill would make body-cam videos an “investigative report,” meaning they would be closed until investigations are completed.

Working toward a Missouri shield law

Missouri remains among the minority of states without a shield law for journalists. But Rep. Joe Don McGaugh has introduced a bill that would offer protections for whistle-blowers.

Sunshine Law revisions

Like many open government advocates in the state, the Missouri Sunshine Coalition entered the 2013 session of the General Assembly with high hopes for improvements to the Sunshine Law. A measure passed in the House, but efforts stalled in the Senate. Making the sting even worse, was that another measure reauthorizing a public safety exemption passed […]

Lawmakers Mark 40 Years of Sunshine

The Missouri Sunshine Coalition thanks the Missouri House of Represenatives for recognizing the 40th anniversary of the Missouri Sunshine Law. Speaker Tim Jones presented the resolution below to the Missouri Press Board on Feb. 20, in Jefferson City: Missouri House of Representatives Resolution WHEREAS in 1946, the Federal Administrative Procedure Act was passed, which created a […]