Opinion from Hyde Post, via Reporter Newspapers:
Today, Georgians legally have more power than ever to examine and review the records and meetings of their local and state governments.
The Legislature’s 2012 rewrite of Georgia’s open government laws, on paper, should help make government more transparent. The challenge will come in how the new provisions are interpreted by the courts and public officials — and how citizens use the tools the law provides to engage with — and keep an eye on — their government.
Hyde Post is president of the Georgia First Amendment Foundation, and a director of NFOIC. — eds.