From McLean Patch:
Every year, for every elected office, candidates are asked what their position would be on Policy X or Policy Y. Candidates also make promises about what they would do about Issue A or Issue B. And some try to assure voters that they would adhere to Principle M but not Principle N (or vice versa) if elected.
No position, policy, issue or controversy is outside the scope of open government. Access to government records and meetings is essential to everything government does, regardless of the issue or of one’s position on it.
With that in mind, the national non-profit organization OpenTheGovernment.org (in concert with the American Society of Newspaper Editors, The Union of Concerned Scientists and the Project on Government Oversight) came up with “10 Open Government Question for 2012.”