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Arkansas colleges aiding in less-open FOIA bid

Emails promote litigation shield

By Lisa Hammersly

This article was originally published March 12, 2017 at 4:38 a.m. Updated March 13, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

State Rep. Bob Ballinger

The University of Arkansas and Arkansas State University systems are helping state Rep. Bob Ballinger write an amendment to the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act that legal experts say isn't needed and would cripple citizens' access to public records.

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Razrbak says... March 12, 2017 at 7:45 a.m.

Arkansas has one of if not the best FOI statues in the US. Now these assclowns want to change it to limit disclosure and hide information from the public.

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LuckyBo says... March 12, 2017 at 8:21 a.m.

Of course universities don't want you to know what they are doing, they love to spend your money and hope no one holds them accountable.

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arkateacher54 says... March 12, 2017 at 8:37 a.m.

We need more disclosure of public business, not less. One of the biggest weaknesses in our system is that gubmint officials act in secrecy far too much of the time. Higher education is a racket anyway. There is certainly no need to allow them greater ability to operate in secret.

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PopulistMom says... March 12, 2017 at 8:45 a.m.

Ballinger doesn't understand the concept of public servant. The Universities should not be fighting litigation involving wrongdoing. Let the light shine on any corruption or misdeeds. Hiding wrongdoing is what happened at Penn State.

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KnuckleBall says... March 12, 2017 at 11:03 a.m.

Any public officials that wants the FOI weakened, needs to be fired. They do not have the best interests of the taxpayer's money...!!!!

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HawgJockey says... March 12, 2017 at 8:18 p.m.

It's good to know that the Constitution is dead and buried at Arkansas public universities. Now you know why they're the only ones they want having guns. Tyrants tend to be that way.

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