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From the Winter 2011 issue of The News Media & The Law, page 17. This chart gives a quick “yes”…

From the Winter 2011 issue of The News Media & The Law, page 17.

This chart gives a quick “yes” or “no” answer to whether a state has an ombudsman office or a designated role for the attorney general in appeals cases. For a more detailed look at how your state works, consult our State Open Government Guide at www.rcfp.org/ogg.

 

STATE

Ombudsman?

Att’y Gen.
has a role?

Pending
legislation?

Alabama

 

X

 

Alaska

X

 

 

Arizona

X

 

 

Arkansas

 

X

 

California

 

 

 

Colorado

 

 

 

Connecticut

X

 

 

D.C.

 

 

X

Delaware

 

X

 

Florida

X

X

 

Georgia

 

X

 

Hawaii

X

 

 

Idaho

 

 

 

Illinois

X

X

 

Indiana

X

 

 

Iowa

X

X

 

Kansas

X

X

 

Kentucky

 

X

 

Louisiana

 

 

 

Maine

X

 

 

Maryland

 

X

 

Massachusetts

X

X

 

Michigan

 

 

 

Minnesota

X

X

 

Mississippi

X

 

 

Missouri

 

X

 

Montana

 

X

 

Nebraska

X

X

 

Nevada

 

X

 

New Hampshire

 

X

 

New Jersey

X

 

 

New Mexico

 

X

 

New York

X

 

 

North Carolina

 

X

 

North Dakota

 

X

 

Ohio

 

 

 

Oklahoma

 

X

 

Oregon

 

 

 

Pennsylvania

X

 

 

Rhode Island

 

X

 

South Carolina

 

X

 

South Dakota

X

 

 

Tennessee

 

 

 

Texas

 

X

 

Utah

X

X

 

Vermont

 

 

 

Virginia

X

 

X

Washington

 

X

X

West Virginia

 

X

 

Wisconsin

 

X

 

Wyoming