Arkansas: Right to Transparency, Freedom of Information Act

Campaign Status: Active

The Policy

Establish government transparency as a right of Arkansas citizens, and prohibit the General Assembly from enacting laws affecting government transparency without a vote of the people.


How much should a Governor’s official lectern cost? What about her security detail on family vacations? When taxpayers are footing the bill, shouldn’t they at least get to see the receipt? After a major public ethics scandal and subsequent legislation passed to weaken existing transparency requirements, the people of Arkansas have decided to take government transparency into their own hands. The Arkansas Government Disclosure Amendment of 2024 is their answer, to enshrine a right to transparency in state law and protect it from future tampering by lawmakers.

Who’s Involved?

RepresentUs is supporting partners in-state including Arkansas Citizens for Transparency and the Arkansas League of Women Voters.


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