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By Trevor Brown
Oklahoma Watch 

Lawmakers again stifle debate on applying open records law to themselves


March 20, 2022

Bills that would apply Oklahoma's Open Records and Meetings Law to the state Legislature haven't gotten so much as a committee hearing in recent years.

Lawmakers’ emails to lobbyists, calendars, call logs and other records that could give the public insight into the bills they craft are set to remain secret for at least another year.

A bill that would’ve ended Oklahoma’s status as one of a handful of states that allows the legislature to exempt itself from open records and meeting laws quietly, and with little fanfare, failed to clear a key legislative deadline.

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