New Hampshire open government should not be a burden

A NashuaTelegraph editorial:

During a public hearing last week on his budget request for the next two years, Attorney General Michael Delaney mentioned how responding to Right-to-Know requests is putting a strain on his staff and his budget.
In the current two-year budget cycle, he said, his office had spent 3,983 staff hours processing requests for information under the state’s Right-to-Know Law at a cost to taxpayers of more than $360,000.
Obviously, further restricting access or making it more difficult for the public to acquire documents in a timely fashion isn’t an option. As stated in Article 8 of the state constitution: “Government … should be open, accessible, accountable and responsive. To that end, the public’s right of access to governmental proceedings and records shall not be unreasonably restricted.”