INTERVIEW: Group pushes for open government

By Ryan Nobles - bio | email
Posted by Terry Alexander - email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – There are a number of bills floating through the General Assembly this year, designed to give citizens more access to their government. From new laws that would allow the public to get more information regarding campaign cash, to the release of records related to threat assessment teams at public universities.

Joining us to talk about this effort is Megan Rhyne; she is a member of the Virginia Coalition on Open Government.

See the video at right for the full interview.

Q: We are approaching cross-over day and that means bills that you support need to start moving. Give us the highlights of some of your top priorities.

Q: Do you think that Virginians would be surprised at the number of bills proposed each year, designed to withhold information?

Q: Do you think there are times when it makes sense for the government to keep information from the public?

For more information, we've posted a link to the Virginia Coalition on Open Government's web site, on Ryan's political blog,

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