Editorial: Open the South Carolina legislature

Corruption news for South Carolina, from The State:

That legislative secrecy provision is one of the broadest exemptions in the Freedom of Information Act, effectively shielding one of the three branches of government from important public disclosure requirements.

But that could be changing. The House Judiciary Committee voted 19-2 last week to strip away the legislative exemption, and require legislators to follow the same open-records law as everybody else in state and local government, from the governor down to the most obscure clerk laboring in the bowels of the bureaucracy.

Read the rest of the story at The State.

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