Kentucky Standard: Public’s right to know needs protection

When elected leaders start making laws based on what is convenient for them, it is proof that there is something wrong with the system.

Take, for example, a close call last week in Frankfort, where a lawmaker tried to slip in a last-minute amendment to a bill that would provide a way for public officials to circumvent Kentucky’s open records law.

It would have taken one of the strongest sunshine laws among all 50 states and made it one of the weakest, according to legal experts.

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