Still, getting access to public information isn’t always easy. The battles sometimes rage on for years.
And the fight never really ends.
But the fight isn’t about liberals and conservatives, Republicans and Democrats. Freedom of information advocates come from the right and the left and everywhere in between.
And they keep fighting the good fight year in and year out because they truly believe in a government of the people, by the people and for the people.
We salute their efforts.
THE ISSUE Today kicks off Sunshine Week, a national reminder of the importance of open government and your right to know what it's doing. OUR VIEW Open government laws ensure that your local, state and national government remains a government of the people, by the people and for the people.