W.Va. court trashes states FOI law
If you have any doubt that freedom of information is transforming itself into "freedom of information only for those who pay," read Corey Hutchins' piece in CJR.
I think this is the direct result of looking at government as a "business." It is not, and "governing" is not the same as running IBM. It's one of the fatal flaws of the city manager form of government, too.
(Still waiting to win the lottery so I can form the Palmetto Freedom of Information Foundation, aka "Sue the SOBs" Foundation.)