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Gov. Rosselló Pursues Freedom of Information Law

By on January 10, 2017

NPP gubernatorial candidate Ricardo Rosselló

Gov. Ricardo Rosselló

Gov. Ricardo Rosselló has signed an executive order creating a new public affairs and public policy secretary position that will be responsible for drawing up proposed legislation similar to the Freedom of Information Act that has long been enforced in the mainland U.S.

Rosselló said Tuesday that the legislative proposal will be discussed with the media and the public before it goes to legislators for debate.

The island has a weak public records law that is not always enforced, especially when it comes to requests for information tied to its decade-old economic crisis. The newly elected governor said he wants to create more transparency within his administration.

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