Two steps forward, one step back

In Vermont, a state senator has proposed legislation to put a cap of $20.00/hour on how much an agency can charge a member of the public for time involving in searching for records. I like the point in the article about how members of the public should not bear the cost for an agency that has an inefficient filing system and thus takes much longer to retrieve records.

In California, Democratic Senator Leland Yee has proposed legislation to prohibit government agencies from contracting out records management to outside agencies fulfilling contracts, who then won’t disclose information that would be regarded as public if the government agency had performed the work themselves.

However, in Ohio, there is No Sunshine in Walnut Township.

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