Talk about swift justice.
Meanwhile, FOI Oklahoma honored Ben Blackstock, former leader of the Oklahoma Press Association; Malia Bennett, communications director for the Oklahoma Senate; and Senate staffer John Warren for their open government efforts.
According to the Associated Press:
Blackstock was instrumental in establishing the state’s Open Meetings, Open Records Act and he has worked to police it since its passage.
Blackstock, through OPA, continuously lobbied the legislature to adapt and adhere to the open meetings, open records laws.
Bennett and Warren won a Sunshine Award for their efforts to Web-cast Senate floor sessions and committee meetings.
FOI Oklahoma gave out its awards at the Capitol as part of the nationwide Sunshine Week, which highlights transparency in government.
In other news, Oklahoma Supreme Court Chief Justice James Winchester has asked Michael Evans, administrator of the state court system, to gather responses to the Supreme Court’s rule last week.
You can e-mail your comments and concerns to Evans at email@example.com.
Written by Paul Monies