Sunshine Week reminds public officials of their obligation to openness

March 11, 2013 1:40 PM

Editorial from Star-Telegram:

The Texas Open Meetings Act is designed to let members of the public see what their elected officials are up to. But sometimes, you watch them in action and still wonder what they're up to.

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Started in Florida in 2002, Sunshine Week spotlights the public's right to know.

Texas' Open Meetings Act and Public Information Act are considered some of the strongest open-government laws in the nation. But they don't work if public officials skirt them.