Editorial: JIM ZACHARY: Open government, better government

Sometimes local elected officials complain that cities and counties are required to comply with Sunshine Law mandates from the state but the General Assembly exempts itself from those same requirements.

Oddly, most of those officials are not suggesting that the General Assembly should adhere to the same level of transparency. Rather, they think local governments should not be required to comply with open meetings and open records laws.

That is bad thinking all the way around. (Read more here…)