Standing United for Open Government

Welcome to the Transparency Project of Georgia. As individuals it’s easy to feel disenfranchised, and to believe that the very people elected to represent us in fact assault the rights of the individual. Among our most important civil liberties is the fundamental First Amendement right of free speech, and among our most important rights to…

Officials who violate Sunshine Law will have to pay

Public officials who violate the state’s Open Meetings Act and who withhold public records are going to have pay — and pay dearly — because of action by the Georgia General Assembly. While lawmakers in many states have failed to enact real penalties for violations of the “Sunshine Law,” the Georgia Press Association (GPA) reported…