Continuing through Saturday is the national observance of Sunshine Week. At this time each year, newspapers join in the promotion of transparency in government and ensuring the public’s access to information.
The name? Could be that sunshine allows for transparency, but it all began with the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors, which, in 2002, responded to efforts by legislators there to create more exemptions to open records laws.
Fewer, not more, excuses were needed for not providing information.