National Freedom of Information Coalition
Protecting Your Right to Open Government

Editorial: Gov. Brown lets state float further toward shoals of secrecy

Transparency. Secrecy. Transparency. Secrecy.

Like his general political approach — often portrayed as "paddle left, paddle right" — Gov. Jerry Brown tacks from side to side on questions of open government.

With his marathon review of end-of-session bills now complete, it's hard to discern any consistent philosophy when it comes to the public's right to know. Rather, he's letting the rudderless state ship float further toward the shoals of secrecy. Continue…