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The Minnesota Coalition on Government Information hosts a discussion on initiatives in the next legislative session that could change the public’s access to government information. Issues include no longer requiring elected officials to comply with personnel section of the data practices act, requiring a six month delay between requests for the same data, and increasing the cost for copies of data. Concerns that government officials are too quick to turn to security classifications to deny access to public data will also be addressed. A recent example would be the refusal to list which public employees continued to work during the recent government shutdown.