North Carolina’s Open Meetings Law appears to provide strong protection of the public’s right to see its government in action. In fact, however, the law has too many loopholes that allow secrecy.
The state House has voted to tighten one loophole in a way that will help us learn what governmental bodies are doing. House Bill 870 requires either the sound, or sound and video, recording of all executive sessions. The bill is now in the Senate, which should tighten it and then approve it.