More openness in government. Lawmakers across the country, including
the Republicans who took control in many states this year, say they
want it. But a survey of all 50 states by The Associated Press has found
that efforts to boost openness often are being thwarted by old patterns
The survey did find signs of progress in a number of states, especially in
technological efforts to make much more information available online. But
there also are restrictions being put in place for recent electronic
trends, such as limits on access to officials’ text messages.
The story lists some good progress in some states, including Alabama.
Then it goes into some backsliding:
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