People of S.C. lose again on FOIA changes

The Legislature has missed another chance to make government more accessible and open to the people it serves.

Forget the critics who contend changes in the S.C. Freedom of Information Act are championed by the press because they primarily are applicable to reporters in their daily jobs. Legislation aimed at strengthening FOIA is about access for every South Carolinian every bit as much as for the journalists whose mission it is to inform the people of the state. Continue…