One of the points that some will make in defending the recent change to the open records law, exempting qualifications and proposals while they’re being evaluated by a secret screening committee, is that the state has been operating that way. Two wrongs don’t make a right.
Here is a good example of a controversial issue that has been shrouded in secrecy. The state should open its purchasing procedures to the public. The fact that the state has been operating in secret is not a good reason to justify allowing local government purchasing procedures to operate in secret.
The Yager/Calfee exemption law should be repealed. The law allowing secret state purchasing procedures should also be repealed.
Contact Senator Ken Yager firstname.lastname@example.org and Representative Kent Calfee email@example.com to repeal the secret purchasing practices.