In terms of transparency, Wyoming is among the worst

Wyoming ranks among the worst states for government transparency, according to the president of the Society of Professional Journalists.

David Cuillier, director of the University of Arizona School of Journalism, is one of about a half-dozen researchers who study public and press access to government information nationally and internationally.

He assessed Wyoming’s transparency on the strength of its public records law, government’s willingness to proactively provide information, attitudes toward open records, closed meetings and other factors. “Wyoming is basically in the bottom five states,” he said. “I’ve looked at eight different government transparency rankings, and Wyoming is almost last.” Continue>>>