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Vermont office to post public record requests, responses

Vermont office to post public record requests, responses

February 17, 2018 03:40 PM

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan says public record requests and his office's responses will be posted on the attorney general's website.
    
Now other agencies are considering similar policies.
    
Donovan, a Democrat, said this week that if the office is going to release otherwise public documents it should release them to everybody.
    
He told the Rutland Herald that in 2017 his office had received about 115 public records requests and responded with more than 10,500 pages.
    
Rebecca Kelley, a spokeswoman for Republican Gov. Phil Scott, says the governor's office agrees that Donovan's decision is another step toward providing more transparency.
    
Administration Secretary Susanne Young called Donovan's decision an intriguing idea and said she would have no concerns posting the information if there is enough technological capacity.
    
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Information from: Rutland Herald, http://www.rutlandherald.com/

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