By shrinking FOIA’s scope, (VA) General Assembly aims to cover up misbehavior

Two bills submitted for the upcoming session of the General Assembly — one in the House, one in the Senate — are designed to restrict the public’s access to information about wrongdoing by public officials.

These restrictions will make it more difficult for taxpayers to learn about misuse of their money by local governments, school boards, and state-run colleges and universities.

On the House side, Delegate Peter Farrell (R-Henrico) has introduced HB174, summarized like this: Continue…