Monday public records links

Virginia: Officials skirt public records law; taxpayers get the bill. Taxpayers of Bristol, Virginia will pay $32,000 for the city’s unsuccessful effort to defend its non-right to withhold records.

Wisconsin: Village must pay newspaper’s legal fees. Taxpayers of the village of Kronenwetter will pay about $10,000 for the village’s unsuccessful effort to defend its non-right to withhold records.

South Dakota: Wanted: Clear open records law. What needs to happen in South Dakota to promote transparency.

Tennessee: State ethics panel fails to conform with Tennessee’s open records law. Not getting off on the right foot.

The new Open Government blog is on a tear.

New Jersey: More on Jon Corzine’s email. And, if that’s how you’re going to be, I’m just going to stop. using. email. So there.

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