Setback for Open Government

Public Records Laws do not apply to the State Legislature, Davidson County Chancellor Claudia Bonnyman ruled last month. Media outlets and open government advocates strongly disagree with the decision, but it has been praised by director of the Legislature’s Office of Administration Connie Frederick. “We certainly don’t want to do business in the dark. That is not our intention,” Frederick said. Yeah, sure. In other words, the Legislature is good at passing laws for everyone to follow. Everyone, that is, except themselves.

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