Lantigua spends $32,178 of taxpayers money to fight $61 public records request

From The Valley Patriot:  Records obtained by the Valley Patriot reveal that Lawrence Mayor William Lantigua has spent a stunning amount of state taxpayer’s money, ($32,178.51) to fight the release of public records regarding legal bills and rental payments to a private law firm representing the City of Lawrence on worker’s compensation claims.

The public records request was initially filed by Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan in February of 2012. Mayor Lantigua’s office claimed they never received that request, and the Valley Patriot re-filed it in July of 2012.

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