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Overview of the Colorado Open Records Act (2016)

Subjects
General Assembly
Local Government
State Government
Published
12/07/2016

The Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) 1 creates a presumption in favor of public access to government documents. This issue brief addresses CORA’s two threshold questions: 1) what is and is not considered a public record; and 2) which public records are exempt from disclosure. It also briefly outlines CORA’s requirements for responding to an open records request.

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