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Corpus Christi Caller Times Supports FOIA Reform

Calling it one of our “greatest democratic reforms”, the Texas based Corpus Christi Caller Times has endorsed a bill to strengthen the Federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

They conclude their endorsement as follows:

The Freedom of Information Act affirms the public’s right to know what its government is doing in its name. It forces government officials — often against their wishes — to substitute transparency and openness for a natural bureaucratic tendency toward secrecy. We must never allow the public’s right to know be suppressed for the sake of official convenience. Letting legitimate FOIA requests languish for weeks, months, years, even decades, is unacceptable.

You can find the current status of the Open Government Act via Govtrack.us, one of our favorite remix sites.

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