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Let the Sunshine In: A Primer on Open Meetings Law

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27Speaks on Apr 20, 2023

This week on the podcast, the editors discuss New York State’s Open Meetings Law, a sunshine law designed to ensure that all levels of government, from the State Senate down to local village boards, land-use boards and school boards, conduct the public’s business out in the open, where citizens can observe the deliberations behind the decisions that affect their wallets and quality of life. The editors explain the narrow instances in which boards may meet privately, and they raise concerns about when the Open Meetings Law is subverted.

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