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Sunshine Week: Taking a stand against public information blackouts

March 13, 2024 - 00:00
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Shining light on our government through public information helps us ask questions of elected officials — and hold them accountable.Sunshine Week, taking place March 10-16, recognizes the importance of open government and educates Americans about their right to public information. It’s not an abstract notion. It’s about what’s happening in the real world.You may be checking on the safety of roads and bridges in your community. Or wanting to know how your school board is spending taxpayer money. Perhaps there’s concern about pollution or water quality in your neighborhood.In each of these scenarios, the Texas Public Information Act, one of our ...

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