Today, the State Journal recognized Amye Bensenhaver’s work on government transparency. In an editorial article, the Journal commended the director of the Center for Open Government on her proposals for “much-needed modernization and strengthening of sunshine laws.”
Praising Bensenhaver, the State Journal affirmed her credibility: “No one in Kentucky is more thoroughly versed on the details of open-meetings and open-records laws — or more qualified to suggest ways to improve them.” Bensenhaver’s decades in the Attorney General’s office give her deep knowledge.
Reforming Kentucky’s sunshine laws would benefit all citizens within the Commonwealth, not just the media. “Any citizen has the same access — or lack thereof — to government business that we have. Sunshine laws protect us all.” Reporters and editors utilize records to keep readers informed, but they do not have any special status for obtaining information.
The Bluegrass Institute is proud to work with Amye Bensenhaver on this critical area.