Thursday, October 21, 2010

Secret fight between State Offices

There is a fight going on in State Court, link, between the
State Auditors Office
and the Attorney General's Office.
Or, is the fight between the State Auditor and the Attorney
We don't know because the whole thing is
taking place behind closed doors.

It is difficult for me to believe that the people are legitimately any access to information about this case; if for no other reason than that both men are standing for re-election.

What if the facts of the case would affect the outcome of the election?

This situation points to the need to re-examine governmental transparency laws. It is clear that the line between the truth that should and should not be public knowledge is not only misplaced but muddy.

The Government Restructuring Task Force should have taken up the issue of transparency as a fundamental component of restructuring. They did not.

They chickened out.

As a result, we are left with those having to most to hide, being the ones who decide what gets hidden and what does not.

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