This editorial will appear in Thursday’s print edition.
For public officials, laws requiring government transparency can be a royal pain. We get that.
Those laws mean they have to publicize meetings and allow in citizens who might be quarrelsome or reporters who might ask uncomfortable questions.
And those laws mean they have to respond to citizens and media representatives requesting public records – even requests that might be time-consuming or seem unreasonable.
But open government laws are on the books for a reason: Read more »