Sen. Cam Ward says he’ll refile bill to strengthen Alabama open records law

A state senator said Tuesday he’ll bring back a bill to improve Alabama’s open records law. But its fate could depend on the groups that stood in opposition to it last year. 

Sen. Cam Ward, R-Alabaster, said in a phone interview that he had been meeting with organizations representing state agencies and local governments about his bill, which aims to make government more responsive to those requests and limit fees for documents.

“We’re working with a law based on 20th century technology in the 21st century,” he said. “These records belong to the people and the taxpayers.” (Read more here…)