It's Sunshine Week

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March 14, 2013 12:30 PM

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Government is big business, probably the biggest business in the nation. Just as businesses are beholden to stockholders, the government is beholden to its stakeholders – us, the citizens.

Sunshine Week is being celebrated by news organizations throughout the country this week. It coincides with March 16, the birthday of the man who wrote the Bill of Rights, President James Madison.

Sunshine Week is not a celebration of the pending spring, but a time to highlight the importance of government transparency and the light all citizens are empowered to shine on our elected officials' and government officers' activities.