In each of those cases, it would have been better if Iowa had had a board in place to investigate the complaints and to ensure compliance of the law without any conflicts of interest. And that’s why we’re thrilled the Iowa House of Representatives recently (and overwhelmingly!) passed a bill that would create a state public information board able to do just that.
This is the first year that both legislative houses have taken this huge step forward in correcting the failing grade in government openness that groups like the Center for Public Integrity and the Better Government Association continue to give our state.
Read the rest of the story at the Iowa Press-Citizen.