~ new jersey public records remain public – for the moment ~

After intense lobbying by open government organizations the New Jersey attorney general will now recommend a task force withdraw restrictive changes to the Public Records Act that were scheduled to go into effect in September.

Instead of specifically stating which documents should legitimately be kept under wraps — such as blueprints, security and staffing plans of train stations and chemical plants — the groups said the rules would have given town clerks and other low-level government workers broad powers to determine whether public documents revealed national-security secrets. Read the article

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