Friday, August 27, 2010

FOI Abuse: Little town wants big money for records

The little town (about 800) people of Swansea, S.C., is asking $10,000 to provide basic financial records under the state's Freedom of Information Act.

File this one under continued abuse of the copying and retrieval cost provisions of many state FOI acts. I especially like the line that if the woman made the copies on-site herself, it still would not lower the bill. So I guess the 10-cent-per-page copying cost is a sham (or maybe scam) after all.



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