Open Records Laws

California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown, Legislature To Fix Public Records Bill After Media Outcry

Seeking to quell a media outcry over access to public records, the governor’s administration on Thursday said it agrees with a fix-it bill moving through the Legislature that restores a mandate for local governments to comply with document requests.


California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Judge Rules California Assembly Spending Records Are Public

A judge ruled Friday that individual office budgets for California’s 80 Assembly members are public records and must be released. It was unclear, however, when the Assembly planned to do so.


Gov. Jerry Brown

Proposed Cuts Jeopardize California Open Records Laws

Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to cut state spending could jeopardize one of the cornerstones of California’s open records laws—the requirement that government bodies give the public fair notice about meetings.

CBS San Francisco–02/15/2011