Gov. Kate Brown delays releasing public records for months, defying early promises of transparency

Nearly five years have passed since then-Gov. John Kitzhaber left office amid an influence peddling scandal and a backlog of public records requests from journalists seeking information about the governor and first lady’s dealings.

In response to the records pileup, lawmakers in 2017 passed Oregon’s first public records deadline, giving governments 15 days to hand over documents or cite a legal reason to withhold them. (Read more here…)