Perry: The price of open records in Colorado shouldn’t keep them closed

Aurora Sentinel: Inquiring minds may want to know all they can about the workings of the government, but the journalists who reveal what goes on have to pay — a lot. 

Colorado boasts an invaluable tool against government corruption and public disinformation: The Colorado Open Records Act.

Essentially, it says that the public owns all government records, and, with few exceptions, those records must be disclosed upon request.

Based on the principle of the federal Freedom of Information Act, the invaluable CORA tool is responsible for thousands of media stories and investigations exposing awkward, dangerous and even illegal feats by the entire range of Colorado governments and government officials.

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