Torpy: Pols play hide and seek

Part of public officials’ obligation to you, the payer of their salaries, is to release public records when asked for them.

Often, we pesky journalists are the ones doing the asking, in our role as watchdogs for you. But the law, Georgia’s Open Records Act, applies to anyone who wants to delve into the workings of government.

Too often, though, asking doesn’t mean getting. If pols put half the energy and creativity into serving the public as they do into finding excuses for not releasing records, we’d all be much better off.

Think I’m exaggerating?

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