Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Sunshine Best Policy For Making Laws.(Editorial Page)


It's often said that making laws is like making sausage, and observing either process too closely ruins the appetite. Here's where the simile breaks down: Sausage is a matter of taste and choice. Anyone can cross chorizo off the grocery list for whatever reason; no one is free of the law regardless of how they feel about the method of its enactment.

It may be a case of the simile missing the bull's-eye. It's not the law but the actions of some lawmakers that voters might find unappetizing if the legislative process were more open. That proposition is more consistent with many legislators' reluctance to embrace the sunshine measures they have imposed upon lower governments. …

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