By Benita M. Dodd
The average Georgian has never been under the Gold Dome. Many have vague memories of a two-headed calf on display during a State Capitol school field trip. For most Georgians, the closest they get to the General Assembly is their legislator’s local townhall meeting or, if they are really interested, watching legislators in action online.
For this reason, the Georgia Public Policy Foundation marks Sunshine Week
. In its 18th year and celebrated March 11-17 this year, the event highlights government transparency and access to public information.
Transparency is the reason the Foundation has campaigned for years to have elected officials and local government share more data online, accessible to ordinary, working Georgians and the watchdog…