Marion County Record: There should be no secrets in public office
BY SUSAN BERG
Sunshine Week is next week. This specific week is not one many put on their calendars or plan parades to celebrate, but it is important to all of us.
The American Society of News Editors initiated the annual observance in March 2005 to educate the public about the importance of open government and the dangers of excessive and unnecessary secrecy.The designated week coincides with James Madison’s birthday and National Freedom of Information Day — both on March 16.