(RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today released the North Carolina Open Government Guide to help North Carolinians understand and navigate the state’s public records and open meetings laws, including guidance about digital communications and social media. The guide was produced in collaboration with the North Carolina Press Association and the Sunshine Center of the North Carolina Open Government Coalition.
“Our state’s public records and open meetings laws serve a clear public purpose – to place sunshine on how our government works and allow North Carolinians to hold their representatives accountable,” said Attorney General Josh Stein. “Those laws apply even as technology changes. Regardless of whether it’s in a tweet or a memo, I hope this guide will help people get the information they want as fast as possible. I thank the North Carolina Press Association and the Sunshine Center for their partnership.”