This week is Sunshine Week. While spring is nearly here, it has nothing to do with the weather. Every year, reporters and government watchdogs mark the week highlighting the importance of transparency and open government.
Nate Hegyi with the Mountain West News Bureau sat down for an interview exploring the history of the event. What started in Florida in 2002 as “Sunshine Sunday” has grown to an entire week featuring panel discussions nationwide about open government and transparency hearings in Congress.
While transparency has become something of a buzzword in today’s political climate, Hegyi says clarity has been lacking under both Democratic and Republican administrations.
You can hear the full interview with Hegyi below.
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