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Chris Moeser, an attorney representing Phoenix Newspapers Inc. and KPNX-TV, says the proposal would hinder open government. (Cronkite News Service Photo by Kirsten Kraklio)

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Advocates slam proposal to charge for meeting records requests

A proposal that would allow governments to charge a fee for time-intensive public records requests would restrict access to information and undermine open government, a media attorney told lawmakers Thursday.


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