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Neronha Should Defend Openness

Jan 23, 2019 - Providence Journal

It’s vitally important that Rhode Island’s new attorney general, Peter Neronha, protect and defend the public’s right to know about its government. His predecessor, Peter Kilmatin, had a dismal record in that area.

So it was a little unnerving to see one of Mr. Neronha’s first acts was to argue before a court that a huge amount of state documents may legally be kept secret from the public.

Mr. Neronha affirmed Mr. Kilmartin’s contention that “memos” may be kept secret u...