Editorial: The People’s Law Turns 40

The other day, a local woman approached a Gazette editor and regaled him with tales of her experience trying to get information from a local government.

She complained that her request for information wasn't honored in a timely manner, that government officials kept pushing back the date of when they said the information would be available, and then threatened her if she continued to badger them.

The state's Freedom of Information Law, commonly known as FOIL, turned 40 years old this year. Continue>>>