Zach Solon - WECTReporter and Anchor, WECT News
The budget abandons earlier attempts by Senate Republicans to expand the number of casinos in the state. It does include a new provision giving state legislators discretion over their own records — a move that has concerned government transparency advocates.
For Sunshine Week — a national initiative for news organizations to highlight issues of open government — WECT, WHQR, and Port City Daily teamed up to submit identical public record requests. They went out to local governments containing six of the largest law enforcement agencies in the tri-county area.