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Sunshine on the ballot?

A House bill proposes to ask the public if access to government meetings and the ability to inspect and copy government records should be constitutional rights.

The North Carolina Press Association wants the constitutional amendment. The primary sponsors are Republican Reps. Stephen LaRoque and Tim Moore.

If it is approved, two-thirds majorities of the House and Senate would be needed to reduce public access to records or meetings.

“If this passes, the public will be guaranteed its rights and will be protected from any efforts to keep the business of government from the people," NCPA Executive Director Beth Grace said in a statement.


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I do not know if this is a

I do not know if this is a good idea.  My blood pressure is already up over all the recent Democratic scandals in state government.  Maybe we do not need to know anything else for a while.  What has been uncovered so far has been sickening.  At least the past secrecy has shielded us from knowing the sordid truth. 

"You can't handle the truth!"  

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