Dueling sides seek help of Iowa Public Information Board

From The Des Moines Register:  A new Iowa board may help resolve decades of tension between public records advocates and government officials.

On one side are officials who say that some Iowans have made dozens — even hundreds — of public records requests in recent years that have become so burdensome that at least one city office can’t function properly at times.

But on the other side are Iowans . . . who see themselves as citizen crusaders and aren’t bashful to remind people who object to their requests that the information is a public record.

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