Arkansas Citizens For Transparency submits FOIA amendment to state constitution

Posted on AllSides November 29th, 2023
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Arkansas Citizens For Transparency submitted a bill called the “Arkansas Government Transparency Amendment” to amend the state constitution to preserve Freedom of Information Act laws. Nate Bell, a co-founder of Arkansas Citizens For Transparency, said the bill has three goals: establish the people’s right to transparency, prevent the state legislature from weakening FOIA laws without a public vote and enforce harsher punishments for officials who infringe on people’s right to information. “If we don’t have that, we don’t really have a government by the people,” Bell...

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