Matt Ehling has worked in media production and public affairs education for over two decades. His television credits include nationally broadcast PBS documentaries, and he has written about legal affairs and politics for Minnpost.com and other news outlets. He is a current board member of the Minnesota Coalition on Government Information (MNCOGI), and is the chair of its legislative issues committee. He has testified before the Minnesota legislature on public records policy, and was the winner of John R. Finnegan Freedom of Information Award in 2012. The award was presented for his public engagement work, including the founding of Public Record Media, LLC.
Michelle Halley is a Certified Public Accountant with over ten years of public accounting experience with a focus in rental real estate in partnerships and Low Income Housing Tax Credits. She also provides tax and accounting services for closely-held businesses that file income tax returns as partnerships, C-Corporations, and S-Corporations. Ms Halley graduated from the University of Florida. She has been employed in public accounting since 2003.
Heidi Kitrosser, J.D.
Professor Heidi Kitrosser has been a member of the University of Minnesota Law School faculty since 2006. She is an expert on the constitutional law of federal government secrecy and on separation of powers and free speech law more broadly. She has written, spoken, and consulted widely on these topics. Her book, Reclaiming Accountability: Transparency, Executive Power, and the U.S. Constitution, was published in 2015 by the University of Chicago Press. It was awarded the 2014 IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law / Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize. She also has authored numerous law review articles.
Martin Owings has a dual background in journalism and computer technology. He has served as a radio reporter for KFAI news, and currently helms the on-line public affairs program “Capitol Conversations.”
Sheila Regan is a Minneapolis-based journalist. She’s a regular contributor to the Twin Cities Daily Planet, and also contributes to the UpTake and the City Pages.