Government secrecy is growing during the coronavirus pandemic

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s administration said it would reject all freedom of information requests — and then reversed itself after public outcry.AP/Teresa CrawfordStudents at the University of Florida who want to know how they are being protected from the COVID-19 pandemic can’t find out.The university is hiding its emergency response planunder a legal loophole intended to keep terrorists and enemy combatants – not viruses – from exploiting government weaknesses.Since the spread of coronavirus accelerated in recent weeks, local, state and federal officials throughout the United States ha…

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