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Secrecy Rules: A continuing series in the Star Tribune in 2017

March 25th, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Secrecy is emerging as a reflex at all levels of government in Minnesota and across the nation. Mounting demands for corporate confidentiality, individual privacy and security have dramatically restricted the public’s right to know. Lobbyists representing local governments, law enforcement and businesses are chipping away at Minnesota’s public records law. State legislators have added hundreds of exceptions to the public disclosure law, raising the number of secrecy provisions to at least 660. Read more about my Star Tribune project, which debuted on March 12, 2017 and continues through the year.

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