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By Zoie Koostra

Know Your Rights: Montana Open Meeting Laws


Even though it would be impossible for every citizen to attend every meeting of every local, county and state government body, believe it or not, it is every citizen's right to access and participate in these meetings, under almost every circumstance.

Each Montana citizen is guaranteed the right to attend all meetings of public bodies or agencies of the local, county and state government by sections eight and nine of Article II of the Montana Constitution.

Under this law, all meetings must be open to the public unless the protection of a person's privacy outweighs the interest of the public...

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