Good. As long as it is done with the purpose of enabling more transparency, I’m all for it.
Attorney General Brad Schimel is starting the substantial task of updating the state’s open records law at a time when voices of outrage are still reverberating in the Capitol’s halls over a recent unsuccessful attempt by leading lawmakers to significantly diminish public scrutiny.
“This is a big beast,” said Schimel of the task, who has said since he was elected in November he wanted to update the state’s open records law for the first time since 1981 to, in part, better reflect government officials’ use of modern technology.
“I don’t believe you’ll find the word ‘electronic’ in (the records law) anywhere,” he said Friday.