The fight for government transparency and accountability is not a single battle, it is a seemingly endless war. It war for information access.
It seems like every day there are efforts to make access to information more difficult. In California, Governor Brown has decided to shut down a state spending transparency site that made access to state financial info easy to find. Even here in Kentucky, there are efforts in ignore state law and charge $.50 per page for requested documents rather than the state mandated limit of $.10/page. These are, without question, efforts to make information more difficult to obtain.
This assault on transparency is not likely to end. Information is power and a faceless bureaucracy is not likely to give that away on their own.Transparency is the first step toward accountability and we certainly need more of that in our commonwealth.
Bluegrass Institute will continue the fight. You can help!