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Wyoming is among eleven states who received an F for the lack of transparency and accountability in government. 

The Center for Public Integrity dinged Wyoming for having few laws when it comes to government ethics enforcement and for the lack of government and judicial accountability. 

The report called most Wyoming laws vague and complained that few documents are online. It was also was critical of Wyoming’s open record laws. Wyoming Press Association Executive Director Jim Angell actually thinks most of the laws are good.         

The Wyoming legislature has approved both Open Meetings and Records laws.

Senator Tony Ross said it was important for transparency to be shed on government.  And Dan Neal of the Equality State Policy Center says the records law was important because it deals with electronic records.

“It makes clear that just because it’s electronic, if it’s people discussing public business, people will have access to it now, guaranteed,” Neal said.