Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Two worlds collide on Open Records

An interesting and revealing excerpt from the 11-27-07 Joint Committee on Open Govt. Ms. Martin who works for State Govt just doesn't believe that government officials would willfully withhold public records. Mr. Fletcher a citizen, on the other hand, has actually been denied records. The discussion is about requiring courts to compensate citizens for attorney's fees when they have to go to court to otain public records. The motion failed.