Sustained Outrage

Secret meetings, Nov. 4, 2011

We missed last week, so today we’ll do a roundup of open meetings violations for the last two weeks.

First, in last week’s State Register, there was one meeting that did not comply with the public notice requirements of West Virginia’s open meetings law. The agency was City Hospital.  This week’s Register included open meetings violations by the Family Protective Services Board, the Lincoln County Economic Development Authority, the Region II Planning and Development Council, and the Statewide Independent Living Council.

As we’ve reminded folks before, the West Virginia Open Governmental Proceedings Act requires agencies to send meeting notices to the Secretary of State in time for notices to appear in the State Register five days prior to a scheduled meeting. Every week, we list the agencies that didn’t comply, thanks to the Secretary of State’s office, which kindly marks those agencies with an asterisk in the list of meetings published each Friday in the Register.

Secret meetings, Oct. 21, 2011

This week’s issue of The State Register contains one meeting that violated the public notice requirements of West Virginia’s open meetings law. The agency? The Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses.

As we’ve reminded folks before, the West Virginia Open Governmental Proceedings Act requires agencies to send meeting notices to the Secretary of State in time for notices to appear in the State Register five days prior to a scheduled meeting. Every week, we list the agencies that didn’t comply, thanks to the Secretary of State’s office, which kindly marks those agencies with an asterisk in the list of meetings published each Friday in the Register.

Secret meetings, Oct. 14, 2011

Today’s issue of The State Register contains no meetings that violate the public notice requirements of West Virginia’s open meetings law.

As we’ve reminded folks before, the West Virginia Open Governmental Proceedings Act requires agencies to send meeting notices to the Secretary of State in time for notices to appear in the State Register five days prior to a scheduled meeting. Every week, we list the agencies that didn’t comply, thanks to the Secretary of State’s office, which kindly marks those agencies with an asterisk in the list of meetings published each Friday in the Register.

Secret meetings, Oct. 7, 2011

We missed last week, so today we’ll take a look at open meetings violations for the last two weeks.

First, last week’s issue of The State Register contained no violations of the public notice requirements of West Virginia’s open meetings law.

Today’s issue of The State Register contained two violations. The agencies involved were the Little Kanawha Conservation District and the Governor’s Highway Safety Program.

As we’ve reminded folks before, the West Virginia Open Governmental Proceedings Act requires agencies to send meeting notices to the Secretary of State in time for notices to appear in the State Register five days prior to a scheduled meeting. Every week, we list the agencies that didn’t comply, thanks to the Secretary of State’s office, which kindly marks those agencies with an asterisk in the list of meetings published each Friday in the Register.

Secret meetings, Sept. 23, 2011

We missed last week, so today we’ll run through any open meetings law violations in the last two issues of the State Register.

In last week’s issue, there were no meetings that violated the public notice requirements of West Virginia’s open meetings law.

Today’s issue contained three violations, with one each by the West Virginia State University Board of Governors, the Bureau of Senior Services, and the Office of Emergency Medical Services.

As we’ve reminded folks before, the West Virginia Open Governmental Proceedings Act requires agencies to send meeting notices to the Secretary of State in time for notices to appear in the State Register five days prior to a scheduled meeting. Every week, we list the agencies that didn’t comply, thanks to the Secretary of State’s office, which kindly marks those agencies with an asterisk in the list of meetings published each Friday in the Register.

Secret meetings, Sept. 9, 2011

This week’s edition of The State Register contains one meeting that violates the public notice requirements of West Virginia’s open meetings law.

The agency involved is the Public Defender Corp. for the 11th Judicial Circuit.

As we’ve reminded folks before, the West Virginia Open Governmental Proceedings Act requires agencies to send meeting notices to the Secretary of State in time for notices to appear in the State Register five days prior to a scheduled meeting. Every week, we list the agencies that didn’t comply, thanks to the Secretary of State’s office, which kindly marks those agencies with an asterisk in the list of meetings published each Friday in the Register.

State launches new site on spending

The Gazette’s Alison Knezevich has a piece online now about the new website that is aimed at making state government revenues, budgets and spending more transparent.

You can visit the site here, and please if you do post any thoughts you have on whether it works well and is truly transparent. As Alison explains in her story:

… The project was spurred by a failing grade that West Virginia received in March on a transparency scorecard designed by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, a national, non-partisan watchdog group.

Of course, Auditor Glen Gainer and gubernatorial candidate Earl Ray Tomblin couldn’t resist putting their pictures on the site.

Secret meetings, Sept. 2, 2011

This week’s State Register contained no meetings that violated the public notice requirements of West Virginia’s open meetings law.

As we’ve reminded folks before, the West Virginia Open Governmental Proceedings Act requires agencies to send meeting notices to the Secretary of State in time for notices to appear in the State Register five days prior to a scheduled meeting. Every week, we list the agencies that didn’t comply, thanks to the Secretary of State’s office, which kindly marks those agencies with an asterisk in the list of meetings published each Friday in the Register.

And if you’re interested in government transparency, it’s worth checking out the story by the Gazette’s Phil Kabler today about possible changes in the way meeting notices are required to be done.

Secret meetings, Aug. 26, 2011

Today’s issue of The State Register contains one meeting that violates the public notice requirements of the West Virginia open meetings law.

The agency? The state Department of Environmental Protection.

As we’ve reminded folks before, the West Virginia Open Governmental Proceedings Act requires agencies to send meeting notices to the Secretary of State in time for notices to appear in the State Register five days prior to a scheduled meeting. Every week, we list the agencies that didn’t comply, thanks to the Secretary of State’s office, which kindly marks those agencies with an asterisk in the list of meetings published each Friday in the Register.

Secret meetings, Aug. 19, 2011

Today’s issue of The State Register contains no meetings that violate the public notice requirements of West Virginia’s open meetings law.

As we’ve reminded folks before, the West Virginia Open Governmental Proceedings Act requires agencies to send meeting notices to the Secretary of State in time for notices to appear in the State Register five days prior to a scheduled meeting. Every week, we list the agencies that didn’t comply, thanks to the Secretary of State’s office, which kindly marks those agencies with an asterisk in the list of meetings published each Friday in the Register.