In the past week or so, four news articles and editorials have been published that show that many local governments around the state are scrambling to drastically lower the cost of paper copies. Those articles are downloadable here.

07/02/09 Article – New Jersey Law Journal “Town Insurers Fear Effects of Ruling Limiting OPRA Charges to Actual Costs

07/05/09 Article – Daily Record (Morristown). “Can cost a bundle for Morris public records.”

07/08/09 Editorial – Daily Record (Morristown). “The cost of public records Towns should follow court guidance and reduce fees.

07/08/09 Article – New Jersey Herald (Newton). “Towns slash public records fees

I urge readers to inform their local officials about this cost-lowering movement and urge them to follow suit.

Chairman of the New Jersey Libertarian Party's Open Government Advocacy Project. Please send all comments to [email protected]