Government perverts “transparency”

February 24th, 2012 by Amy Categories: Colorado, health care No Responses

When government uses “transparency” to watch citizens, that’s a strong signal that transparency has been perverted. Originally, a movement for citizens to shine a light on government, government now is passing laws so that it can collect legally your most private health care information. Linda Gorman and I authored a column that originally appeared in [...]

A high price for access

January 15th, 2011 by Amy Categories: Energy, events, health care, higher education, local transparency 2 Responses

Denver Post political investigative reporter Chuck Plunkett asks a thousand dollar question: Is $1,050 an unreasonable amount to pay for access to public records? As a diehard proponent of open, transparent government obviously I think the cost is out of line.
In my experience with open records request, I have found that charges vary from agency [...]