Thursday, April 10, 2008

Ulysses Jones continues his war on open govt

True to form, Rep. Ulysses Jones continues his war on open, ethical government and unfortunately his Democratic colleagues are offering no protest. Rep. Jones has waged an unending war against ethics reform and open government.

Larger cities would get more time to respond to public records requests and people would have to pay for any search that takes longer than an hour under changes made to an open records bill in a House subcommittee on Wednesday.

The House State Government Subcommittee agreed on voice votes to the changes, most of which were suggested by Rep. Ulysses Jones, a Memphis Democrat, and advanced the measure to the full House State and Local Government Committee.