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Letter From Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost

President Abraham Lincoln characterized our government as “of the people, by the people, and for the people.” In short, he meant that the government belongs to the people. The business of government is the people’s business.


Legislative Update

Legislative updates concerning Ohio's public records and open meetings laws. 


Sunshine Law Training

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office provides free Sunshine Laws Certification Training, also known as Certified Public Records Training (CPRT), in Columbus and elsewhere throughout Ohio.


Ohio Supreme Court Finds That Email Exchanges Can Constitute Public Meetings

Differing positions that pitted one member of an Ohio board of education against his four colleagues led to the decision of the Ohio Supreme Court in White v. King, 147 Ohio St. 3d 74, 2016-Ohio-2770, 60 N.E. 3d 1234, 2016 Ohio LEXIS 1157, 2016 WL 2342968.


Ohio Supreme Court: Even in Open Meetings, Secret Ballots Violate Ohio’s Open Meetings Act

Recently, the Ohio Supreme Court entered its unanimous decision in the matter of State ex rel. Bratenahl v. Village of Bratenahl, 2019-Ohio-3233, 2019 Ohio LEXIS 1640, 2019 WL 3805295 (Decided Aug. 14, 2019).

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