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Articles by Allen Gilbert

Big Win for Open Government in Vermont Legislature: Attorney Fees Now Mandated for Prevailing Plaintiffs in Public Records Lawsuits

Vermont’s public records law will be getting a makeover thanks to a push from open government advocates, the administration of newly-elected Governor Peter Shumlin and a legislature that saw the need for greater government transparency.

The key provision of the public records reform bill, H. 73, adds an enforcement mechanism ...