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04 Feb: Weinberg Introduces Bills Expanding Public Records Law, Updating Open Public Meetings Act

TRENTON – Senator Loretta Weinberg, a leading proponent in the State Legislature of top-to-bottom ethics reform for all levels of government in New Jersey, announced today the introduction of two bills designed to increase the public’s access to government records and meetings.

“It may sound trite and cliché at this point, but it’s been proven true time and time again – the best disinfectant for government impropriety is the cleansing light of public scrutiny,” said Senator Weinberg, D-Bergen. “When members of the public have full, unfettered access to their elected leaders and to public documents and records, there’s fewer opportunities for the few unscrupulous individuals to take advantage of the public trust. These bills are intended to close down some loopholes in the public records law, and bring the Open Public Meetings Act into the 21st Century.”