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Arkansas Republican Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders signs a new law in September that shields records concerning the security of the governor and other elected leaders. Critics said it went too far by cutting off access to documents such as receipts and reimbursements that would not risk personal safety. John Sykes/Arkansas Advocate

Worries over secrecy grow as state officials shield records from the public

BY: - November 21, 2023

Just weeks after lawmakers in Little Rock passed legislation shielding certain state records from public disclosure, opponents launched an effort to amend the Arkansas Constitution to protect access to government documents. “The coalition that’s coming together on this is about as broadly bipartisan as you could get — from the extreme, extreme right to the […]