March 14, 2005
Sunshine Week, Day One

How can you tell it's Sunshine Week? Just look at the pile of stories and editorials telling us about it. Here's the Chron's entry, which was the top result at the time of my search.

Grits notes that Sens. John Cornyn and Patrick Leahy have proposed to make the national Freedom of Information Act more like Texas' laws. Thanks to the Sharpstown Bank Scandal of 1969, Texas is a national leader on open government laws, though as Grits notes, recent exemptions have caused it to slip a little - the Austin Chronicle had a good article on this awhile back. Still, though Grits also identifies a sizeable omission in the Cornyn bill, it's a step in the right direction. Let's hope it passes.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on March 14, 2005 to National news | TrackBack