On this week’s episode of the Northeast Newscast we’re joined by Dennis Ellsworth, executive director of the Missouri Sunshine Coalition. We discuss a bill being proposed in the Missouri Legislature that would change the Missouri Sunshine Law, leaving citizens and journalists with less access to government documents.

The Missouri Sunshine Coalition is a partnership of civic, business, nonprofit, state agency, and media members who support transparency in government. The group has long promoted awareness of the landmark 1973 Sunshine Law and the benefits it provides to the state’s residents.

Ellsworth wrote an opinion letter to the Missouri Times in response to an opinion letter from Rep. Bruce DeGroot (R-101), who is sponsoring the legislation.