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New Jersey Records Law Needs Overhaul, New Report Says

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A report commissioned by the New Jersey Foundation for Open Government says the state needs to strengthen its public records law and to build a stronger culture of government openness. The study was conducted by Mitchell Pearlman, former executive director of Connecticut’s FOI Commission, recommended the state limit exemptions, make the Government Records Council independent of the executive branch and triple the agency’s funding. (9/27/07)