2012 Max Dalton Open Government Award winner announced

Submitted by LDieringer on Tue, 10/23/2012 - 12:30pm

From Idaho Newspaper Foundation:

A Nampa man who went to the Idaho Supreme Court to get records associated with former Canyon County Prosecuting Attorney John Bujak has been named the recipient of the 2012 Max Dalton Open Government Award sponsored by the Idaho Newspaper Foundation.
 
Bob Henry of Nampa received the award and accompanying $1,000 prize at a recent award luncheon in Boise. 
 
The Max Dalton Open Government Award has been given each year since 1999 to a citizen or group judged to be an outspoken advocate of openness in either public records or public meetings on the state or local level.
 
In 2010, Henry made a request under the Idaho Public Records Law to Canyon County to trace expenses made in an arrangement where Bujak would be paid directly for handling prosecutions in the city of Nampa.
 
The response he received was not acceptable, so he took his matter to court, leading to an Idaho Supreme Court decision in January upholding his rights to the records that he sought.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2013 Max Dalton Open Government Award.