3/18/2009

Sunshine Week

This week is "Sunshine Week", a national initiative focusing on the importance of open government and freedom of information.

In Colorado, there is a law in the statutes called the "sunshine law" (CRS Title 24, Article 6) that requires disclosure statements from elected officials, and lobbyists; and an open meetings law that declares that the formation of public policy is public business and may not be conducted in secret.

The mission of the State Publications Library is to aid in the transparency of government by making publications produced by Colorado state agencies freely available to the public. You can find state publications by searching our online catalog. We have also created subject guides to help locate online resources.

In an effort to keep citizens informed in regards to the economy recovery package, Governor Ritter has created a website, www.colorado.gov/recovery , that details how the stimulus money is being distributed for transportation and education projects.

For more details on open government at the federal level, check out the Sunshine Week website: www.sunshineweek.org.

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