We’ve been watching the Legislature try to make it tougher for Utahns, including nosy news reporters, to see public information. Thankfully, that move got cubbyholed in the last days of the 2009 session.
Now, fortunately, the federal government is allowing a little more sunlight to seep into the cavernous workings nationally. A memo from Attorney General Eric Holder orders federal agencies to be more liberal with the Freedom of Information Act and release more info without citizens even having to invoke the bureaucratic machinery of the FOIA. Huzzah.