At least on the surface it appears that President Obama gets the open records thing with his announcement yesterday of a new web site recovery.gov with the purpose of tracking “how and where we spend taxpayer dollars”. So if we can do it on the federal level, why is it so hard for Governor Rounds to comprehend the need to do it on the state level?
“Government requires individuals and businesses to provide a significant amount of information,” Rounds said in an interview. “I don’t think we should, as a matter of fact or as a matter of policy, release that information that is proprietary or confidential unless there’s a good reason to.”
Governor Rounds cites a need for a good reason for opening records, so how does because we are paying for it sound?
(h/t – South DaCola)