This week is Sunshine Week, which each year promotes the ideals of open government. So far this week ONA members have done an outstanding job of reminding people of the importance of both our state’s Sunshine Laws and about open government in general.
Below is a sampling of some of the coverage from our members’ papers. If any ONA members have published Sunshine Week articles or editorials, email them to Jason Sanford at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll add them to this list.
The ONA has also created a resource page around Sunshine Week. To access the page, click here.
Sunshine Week Editorials
- Surveys show press officers impede reporters’ ability to provide information to public (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
- Open-records access cloudy: Government officials find ways to thwart the public’s right to know (Columbus Dispatch)
- Commissioners add to the public record (The Repository)
- Our Opinion: Sunshine laws hard to flout, but officials keep trying (Times Reporter)
- Sunshine Week is a reminder that open government is not a given; public must be vigilant (The Vindicator)
- More light (The Toledo Blade)
Sunshine Week Articles
- Your right to know at stake in Ohio bills (Cincinnati Enquirer)
- A public records primer: How to make a request (Columbus Dispatch)
- Attorney general resources can help sun shine in (Columbus Dispatch)
- Too many requests for public records rejected, officials say (Columbus Dispatch)
- Government increasingly blocking access to public records (Columbus Dispatch / Associated Press)
- Ohio Auditor finds Sunshine compliance problems (Columbus Dispatch)
- Ohio Supreme Court rulings are a blow to Ohio Sunshine Laws (Morrow County Sentinel)