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Advocate Urges Stronger Sunshine Laws in Vt.



Times Argus - 9:48 am Tue Jun 1st, 2010

Vermont journalists and open government advocates were urged Friday to expand their use of sunshine laws to obtain public records.

A pair of experts calling such reporting essential to keeping tabs on how taxpayer money is being spent. The digital age has made it easier to obtain minutes of city council meetings, restaurant inspection records and dozens of other kinds of public records, and it's up to citizens at large - not just professional journalists - to exercise their right to obtain information from City Hall, the Statehouse and other government entities, they told about 40 people at a seminar hosted by the Vermont Press Association.

"This isn't about selling papers.

Read the whole story in the Times Argus: http://timesargus.com/article/20100529/NEWS02/5290...

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