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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Openness Shows ... Some Gov'ts Doing a Good Job

Open government is a two-edged sword: it allows the public to see both the good and the bad in its government.

This Anacortes American editorial describes a recent state audit of the Port of Anacortes showing that the port is doing a good job--actually, a superb job--of accounting for the public money entrusted to it. Access to information about the performance of government allows the public to know this. Well-functioning government agencies have nothing to fear from open-government laws.