Editorial: Fix problems in public records law

Request public records in Oregon and you can get:

• Sued by the agency you requested the records from.

• Slapped with thousands of dollars in charges to get access to what is supposed to be public.

• Nothing. Government bodies can simply ignore your request or otherwise act in bad faith without fear of the state enforcing the law.

Oregon’s public records law needs to change.

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