LINCOLN, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island’s attorney general is holding an open government summit to help newly elected and appointed public officials understand how to comply with the state’s public records and open meetings laws.
Attorney General Peter Kilmartin’s ‘‘Open Government 101’’ summit is taking place Tuesday at the Community College of Rhode Island’s Lincoln campus.
It includes an overview of the state’s newly revised Access to Public Records Act and the Open Meetings Act.
Attendees are also learning how to respond to public records requests from residents or from the media.
Kilmartin says that transparent, accessible government is the key to maintaining public trust.