Saturday, March 8, 2014

Silly Citizens: Open Records Are Only for the Rich

Fucking public, thinking that state agencies can be held accountable to the rabble.

John Cheves at the Herald:

Government agencies could charge hundreds of dollars for public records that are currently free or cost little under a bill that would rewrite the Kentucky Open Records Act.

"It looks like this innocuous little bill, but it's really a dagger through the heart of the Open Records Act and, as a result, government transparency," said Jon Fleischaker, a First Amendment lawyer in Louisville.

State Rep. Derrick Graham, D-Frankfort, this week filed House Bill 548, although after he was questioned about it Thursday, he said he does not plan to seek a vote on it.
Shame on you, Derrick Graham.  I know the agencies are crying poverty, but that's the fault of the austerity budgets the lege and the governor have forced on them.

Don't balance the state budget on the backs of citizens who have already paid through their taxes for the documents state agencies produce.

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