Group files proposal to put sunshine law on Arkansas ballot

Posted on AllSides December 6th, 2023
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Arkansas Citizens for Transparency this week submitted a ballot title and popular name for the "Arkansas Government Transparency Amendment." • It's a companion to a proposed amendment submitted last week that would create a right to government transparency. Why it matters: The state's Freedom of Information Act protects the public's right to access many government documents and is frequently used to hold officials accountable for taxpayer dollars. Flashback: As part of an extraordinary legislative session this year, Arkansas lawmakers proposed changes to the state's FOI law that would have greatly...

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