This was never about the money.It was always about trying to get
democrats elected this fall. The grama request was last year. Records were
turned in back in. The democrat leadership delayed the compiling of it for
months and then decide to show up on camera with a check. Then they delay for
months paying the cost, and appeal the costs, and lose.The whole
idea has been, and still is to just drag this until November, which is why they
turned down the GOP offer to pay for the record compilation. That would ruin the
real reason. Besides, they seem to love the idea of taxpayers paying for their
witch hunt. They can't win as the GOP grama request shows the democrats
were doing everything the democrats were accusing the republicans were doing.
@Brave Sir RobinNo, Democrats expect to pay the money they are
quoted, just like any other customer. When you get a quote from a plumber that
it will cost $100 to fix your faucet, then he hands you a $300 invoice, would
you be happy to pay it or would you ask a few questions?
Wait, I thought Democrats liked spending money? I guess it's only other
people's money they like spending...
This whole idea that this committee is made up of legislators to determine if
what members of other legislators decided is valid is just flat out wrong. Why
doesn't the state records committee determine if the fees are legit or if
there's a basis for a "public interest" waiver? If there was ever
ANY situation in the public's interest, it is redistricting. I believe the
process is nothing but a show to claim the matter was considered when we all
know it would never pass. Sorry! The emperor has no clothes!!
"Romero also argued that the state had erred by indicating to the Utah
Democrats that the records would cost $5,000 — which the party paid
— only to add an additional $9,000 in charges when party officials arrived
in May to pick up the documents. "The party was given one-third
of the requested documents, pending payment of the remaining fees."The way it really happened was they were told they could pick out one box but
couldn't look inside first.The republicans really acted like
children on this public information about what our public servants did secretly,
It may be true that the motives of the Democratic party were self-serving and
impure. But if the public interest in the documents is strong (and it is), why
should that not be the determinative factor?
Utah Legislature's idea of freedom of information. What sad little
men we have elected.