Fee exceptions for journalists proposed for Colorado public records law

Colorado Newsline: Press advocates are proposing state legislation that would make exceptions for journalists in the fee schedule of Colorado’s public records law. 

Reporters in the state have long asserted that the costs of obtaining public records are often too high and hinder their ability to inform the public about government business.

“It’s just prohibitively expensive for many requests, for the public and for the press, and sometimes that becomes a way to just suppress information getting out,” Tim Regan-Porter, CEO of the Colorado Press Association, told Newsline.

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