Open meetings laws by Dale A. Comer

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Published by State of Nebraska in [Lincoln, Neb .

Written in English

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  • Public meetings -- Nebraska.,
  • Public records -- Law and legislation -- Nebraska.

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Statement[Dale A. Comer].
LC ClassificationsKFN462.6.A25 C66 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationii, 17 p. ;
Number of Pages17
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL937992M
LC Control Number95621861

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