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Jones Waldo Attorney Michael O'Brien Joins GRAMA WATCH


Michael P. O’Brien, one of Utah’s top First Amendment lawyers, joins GRAMA WATCH

The Government Records Access and Management Act [GRAMA] is a broad-ranging Utah law dealing with the management of government records. First adopted in 1991 and revised several times, GRAMA is intended to balance the public's constitutional right to access information, individual privacy rights, and government's interest in restricting access to some records for the public good.

The GRAMA WATCH team reviews and rates legislation for its transparency, assigning a "bright light" to a bill that benefits open government, a "lights out" to a bill that works against openness, or a "pale light" if the bill has a neutral effect.

Click here to read the full Salt Lake Tribune article on GRAMMA WATCH.