Laws such as the federal Freedom of Information Act and the Utah Government Records Access and Management Act were designed as ways to keep the things government entities do in the sunlight. The idea is that people should have access to what their government is doing. Being able to see what government entities are doing is vital to maintaining a society that embraces democratic principles.
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From Salt Lake Tribune: Linda Petersen, president of the Utah Foundation for Open Government, recently participated in a debate over censorship by government public information officers.
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Read More… from NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for April 12, 2013