Post criticizes FOIA amendments

In a June 30, 2012 editorial, the Washington Post came down on Mayor Vincent Gray's proposed amendments to the DC FOIA which would weaken the law. Specifically, the Post points to provisions that would broaden exemptions to the law without justification. "If there’s been any problem with the city’s FOIA laws, it is not that records are being disclosed that shouldn’t be," the editorial states. The D.C. Council's Government Operations committee is set to hear testimony on Gray's bill as well as others proposed by Government Operations Chairwoman Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) and Councilor Mary M. Cheh (D-Ward 4) on July 11, 2012 at 11 a.m.