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Mar 23, 2020

Virus concerns lead to `public’ meetings without the public

First, Oklahoma lawmakers excluded the public from the Capitol because of coronavirus concerns. Then with the public gone, lawmakers made an emergency change to the state’s open-meetings law to let all governmental entities meet via video or teleconference, so long as people can watch or listen remotely. Across the U.S., numerous governors, lawmakers, mayors and […]

Mar 17, 2020

Missouri closing casinos; inmates freed to cut virus risk

Gov. Mike Parson has ordered the closure of Missouri’s 13 casinos through March 30 as part of an effort to limit public gatherings in the public health battle against the coronavirus. Meanwhile, some nonviolent jail inmates are being freed to reduce the risk of transmission behind bars. The Republican governor announced Tuesday that the casinos […]

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