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State open meetings laws: an overview.

John B. Adams

State open meetings laws: an overview.

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Published by Freedom of Information Foundation in Columbia, Mo .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Legislative bodies -- United States -- States,
  • Parliamentary practice -- United States -- States,
  • Legislative bodies -- Public meetings -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Supported by a grant from the American Newspapers Publishers Association.

    SeriesFreedom of Information Foundation series -- no. 3
    The Physical Object
    Pagination31 p.
    Number of Pages31
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13577498M
    OCLC/WorldCa1469510

    Although not legally subject to the Texas Open Meetings Act, due to the great public interest of the public in Alamo operations, ATI meetings are open to the public. ATI may meet in closed executive session for consultation concerning attorney-client matters, real estate, economic development, litigation, contracts, personnel or security matters.


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