Sunshine Laws


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Sunshine Laws

Laws at both federal and state levels requiring regulators to make meetings and decisions public. Some sunshine laws allow ordinary citizens to attend the meetings, but all aim to increase transparency in economic regulation. The SEC, for example, makes many of its decisions available for public view on its website.
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Barfield is] extending the Sunshine law to prevent commissioners from listening to constituents.
transparency is widely cited as the primary purpose of sunshine laws.
26) The Sunshine Law is well known to most Floridians, perhaps as a result of its uniquely apropos name, and it remains a benchmark for other states' open government laws.
The primary areas addressed by state Sunshine laws are:
That process can almost be automated under a Sunshine Law.
The Sunshine Law applies to all public records, "whether written or electronically stored.
The unpopular governor has suffered voter resentment over large Medicaid cuts he pushed through in 2005, and is now facing accusations that he and his aides illegally deleted e-mails in violation of the state's sunshine laws.
Kennedy contends the policy violates state sunshine laws.
Open meetings and Sunshine laws became a campaign issue in San Jose thanks in large part to the Mercury News Sunshine Week campaign.
In one of several essays in this issue addressing relations between unions and school boards, George Mitchell and Howard Fuller ("A Culture of Complaint," page 18) propose that bargaining be subject to the same sunshine laws that apply to other public business.
After a meeting, Woodin said Bowles had "pledged to obey the letter and the spirit of our state's sunshine laws.
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