Promote Open and Transparent Government

We value transparency in state and local government. When government decisions are debated in public and made open to inspection, the result is a more engaged citizenry that is invested in its community.

We see the public demanding transparency from their government in the record number of open government complaints our Office receives. Our expert attorneys apply the balancing test when conducting APRA and OMA reviews. In addition to asking whether information could be withheld, we consider whether it should be withheld.

Visit our Open Government section to file a complaint, search recent open government findings, and find out more.

 

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Attorney General issues APRA finding in Lyssikatos v. Narragansett Police Department

As detailed in the finding, the Office of the Attorney General found that 14 internal affairs reports should be disclosed as public records, subject to redactions to protect the privacy interests of the individuals involved.

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Attorney General issues APRA finding in The Providence Journal v. Rhode Island Convention Center Authority

As detailed in the finding, the Office of the Attorney General found that a company the Authority hired to perform work on its behalf is a public body, as defined by the APRA, and therefore must produce records that are defined as public within that statute.