The News-Press: Open access, records are essential to democracy


What are public officials afraid of?

Why do they spend so much time fighting openness?

Let the sunshine in.

The latest example is with Edison State College. We have been asking for public records for more than 10 weeks and they are just dribbling in a few at a time. Now we find they didn’t even keep minutes or notes on workshops and thought agendas would suffice.

They don’t.

Read more here.

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