Saturday, December 21, 2019

Show-Me More Missouri Secrecy

Democracy might die in the dark but the cost of keeping it up increases . . . Checkit:

Can Missouri charge attorneys fees for public records? Transparency hawks, state disagree

JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri attorney general's office and a group of attorneys who specialize in government transparency cases are in disagreement over the state's ability to charge fees for the time officials spend redacting public records.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Greedy bastards

Anonymous said...

They should charge, remember people it’s takes at least three people to do this task and that costs money and who’s paying that money you ask? The taxpayers are. 1. Some low level person has to get the file out of storage and that alone could take up to a day looking through thousands of boxes to locate it. 2. The lawyer has to review, separate and make redactions of personal information if needed and that could take several hours at lawyer rates. 3. The secretary has to make copies which cost money as well and then it goes back to storage. It can cost a couple hundred dollars of taxpayer money so if you don't mind wasting your hard earned taxes on stupid stuff.......

Anonymous said...

No dear. They need better record keeping system if it takes 3 people to a document. Not a good excuse to make access to public records cost prohibitive.