Freeman on freedom of information

"The Open Meetings Law gives the public a window on what government is doing,” said Robert Freeman, Executive Director of the New York State Committee on Open Government, addressing a crowd of over 60 people at the Woodstock Community Center on March 9. “Go to a meeting, and you can see who’s smart, who may not be, who’s awake, who’s sleeping, who’s well-prepared, who’s not. You can figure out who to vote for next time around.”

Working the crowd like an entertainer, Freeman paced the aisle with a microphone, inviting questions, which he answered . . .

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