Friday, March 27, 2009

Hiding Policy from the Public with a Private Sector Ploy

Ohio’s open records laws apparently do not allow that state’s citizens to access work done by private contractors – even if that work is for public organizations.

According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, Ohio’s governor Strickland is currently working this loophole to hide his plans for school funding from both the public and their elected officials.

We don’t know if a similar ploy could work today in Kentucky, but that doesn’t mean it could not be snuck into legislation in the future. Certainly, what is going on in Ohio isn’t what we want for government transparency.

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