Forty years ago, the New York State Legislature adopted the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) and declared the government needed to be 'responsive and responsible to the public,' but most of all that 'the government is the public's business.'
The Legislature got it right. And 40 years later, it is almost impossible to imagine any citizen arguing against the sentiments expressed in that legislative declaration.
Yet on the front page of Saturday's Post-Star, The Associated Press reported Gov. Cuomo and his administration ó which four years ago promised the most transparent administration in history ó had been just the opposite. Continue>>>