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Law requiring ‘plain language' is off to a spotty start

By CALVIN WOODWARD, Associated Press Modified: July 19, 2012 at 10:48 pm •  Published: July 20, 2012

WASHINGTON — An effort to make the government write so people can understand what they're reading is off to a spotty start.

A year after an anti-gobbledygook law took effect, federal agencies are still churning out plenty of incomprehensible English, according to the Center for Plain Language, which released a “report card” Thursday grading agencies on their progress — or lack of it.

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