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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

Municipal

•Employee job descriptions and salaries

•Budgets

•Meeting minutes

•Minutes of closed session meetings after the reason for the closed session is resolved

•Government contracts and bids on government contracts

•Correspondences, including e-mails, between board members and town staff

•Meeting agendas

•Town ordinances

•Land-use plans and unified development ordinances

•Proposed plans for planning and zoning

•Police departments’ arrest and incident reports

•Fire department incident reports

County

•Budgets and budget amendments

•Sheriff’s office incident and arrest reports

•Employee job descriptions and salaries

•Meeting minutes

•Minutes of closed session meetings after the reason for the closed session is resolved

•Government contracts and bids on government contracts

•Correspondences, including e-mails, between board members and county staff

•Meeting agendas

•County ordinances, including and-use plans and unified development ordinances

•Proposed plans for planning and zoning

•Capital improvement plans

•Statistics, but not specific cases of communicable disease records reported to the county health departments

•Voter registration, absentee ballots and campaign finance reports

•Tax records

Law enforcement

•Sheriff’s office incident reports

•Gun permits, including the name, date, place of residence, age, former place of residence, etc., of each permit holder.

•Search warrants and arrest warrants are public after they are served

•Sex offender registries

•Sheriff’s office budget

•Personnel list to include salaries, equipment and benefits

Courts

•Criminal histories

•Lawsuits

•Case and docket information for District and Superior Court

•Government settlements

•Casefolders and documents, including the complaint and answer

•Grand jury indictments

•Search warrants become public after they are executed

Schools

•Budgets

•Personnel information including employee job descriptions, salaries and benefits

•Textbook lists

•Test scores: percentages of improvements

•School construction or expansion projects

•Capital improvement plans

State

•Budgets, bank statements, tax levies, utility accounts and contracts

•Bids for government contracts

•Autopsy reports, including any finding and interpretations conducted by the state medical examiner

•Audit reports issued by the state auditor

•Community college records

•Economic development records

•Election records, including campaign finance reports, voter registration records and absentee ballot registry

•Elevator inspection records

•Fire incident reports compiled by local fire marshals or fire chiefs are public records, but fire investigation records are not.

•Insurance commissioners’ records

•Lobbyist reports

•Minutes of government meetings

•Prison, parole and probation records

•Vital statistics—birth, death and marriage certificates

•General assembly records

Federal

•Operating budgets of federal executive agencies

•Case and docket information from federal appellate, district and bankruptcy courts

•Names and addresses of presidential, senate and house candidates and their authorized committees

•Candidates with figures of their receipts, disbursements and cash on hand for the current election cycle