Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Governor Brown Signs Higher Ed Transparency Bill

Gov. Brown signs transparency bill

According to St. Sen. Leland Yee's press release:

In April, longtime open government advocate Richard McKee passed away. In his honor, Yee named SB 8, “The Richard McKee Transparency Act of 2011.”

“Rich McKee was one of our state’s strongest champions for open government,” said Yee. “His passion helped ensure greater public access and accountability of government agencies throughout California. Whether you knew Rich or not, you benefitted from his activism. Our democracy is significantly better because of the work of Rich McKee and that is why he will be so greatly missed by all those who care about government transparency. This bill is a fitting tribute to his legacy.”

that last bit is pretty moving, congrats to all his friends at CalAware!

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