3/12/16 – By Frank Bumb
What was billed as a celebratory kickoff sounded more like the somber briefing of an embattled and encircled force listing off perils of its situation. Such were the warnings given during the League of Women Voters and The News-Press Media Group’s Open Government and You public forum about the “erosion” of the public’s right to information.
The event heralded the start of Sunshine Week in Florida as news organizations and open government groups use James Madison’s birthday as the rallying point of the public’s right to access government and public information through use of open records, open meetings and sunshine laws.[Read More]