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Records Law Confusion Keeps Arizona Ombudsman Busy

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· Story link In its first year handling public access issues, Arizona’s Ombudsman and Citizens’ Aide fielded 368 inquiries, with…

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In its first year handling public access issues, Arizona’s Ombudsman and Citizens’ Aide fielded 368 inquiries, with 198 of those coming from the public, 138 from government officials and 38 from the media. The agency decision-making on release of information “has become very subjective and discretionary” said Elizabeth Hill, who handles access disputes for the office. “That’s the fault of our public records law.” (3/25/08)