March 14, 2012 In The Public Interest releases a groundbreaking report exposing the ways in which government contracting and privatization limit our access to public information. Part of a larger national initiative dedicated to promoting the importance of open government and the freedom of information, the report looks at how current open records laws fail to address and govern private contractors, outlining the information that is lost or hidden from public scrutiny. Weak open record laws prevent the public, journalists, advocates, and lawmakers from providing effective oversight and accountability of public resources and services. To address this, Floodlights Instead of Flashlights includes an explicit set of recommendations for lawmakers, media and advocates.
For a copy of the full report, click here.