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Freedom Of Information Legislation

EDITORIAL: Try again for public access improvements

The Indiana General Assembly came close, but failed this year to pass a valuable new state law that would have improved public access to public records.

March 20, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Push for local government reforms

The Northwest Indiana Committee for Better Government is on the right track in choosing three bills that should become law in this legislative session. The narrow focus on achievable reforms should help the group succeed in its quest for improvement in local government.

February 02, 2012 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Public access seminar supports open government

To gain and maintain the trust of the public, government must be open and transparent in the way it conducts the public's business. If government officials huddle behind closed doors or refuse to release public records, they won't enjoy the public's trust. And trust is a necessity to govern.

May 12, 2011 12:00 am

Public records bill would bring restrictions

SPRINGFIELD | The Illinois Legislature might make the state's Freedom of Information Act less open.

April 13, 2011 5:45 pm

EDITORIAL: Put those public documents online

Glenwood officials are considering whether to publish a list of those who request public information. This is an attempt to punish those who make the requests.

March 22, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Give people access to their government

Sunshine Week is a perfect time to examine the state of public access to government. Unfortunately, too many public officials remain opaque when it comes to government transparency.

March 17, 2011 12:00 am
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