Troxler: Government secrecy in Florida is out of hand
Howard Troxler's Sunday column in the St. Petersburg Times:
Here is one of the truest things I know: Secrecy is a sure sign of bad or dishonest state and local government.
Look, I'll give the feds some of their spy and national-security stuff. But I will not give the governor or the mayor a nickel's worth.
This is true even when — no, especially when — the secrecy is about "economic development" or "trade secrets," the most common excuse. It mostly means that the government is in cahoots with somebody.