Shine light on N.H. public records


During a hearing on his budget Friday, N.H. Attorney General Michael Delaney complained “his office spent 3,983 hours reviewing right-to-know requests in 2010 and 2011 at a cost of $362,000,” The Associated Press reported.

In our view, the attorney general’s office could save more than half that time and money if it showed a little more thought and discretion before leaping to the defense of a state agency that wants to keep documents secret that obviously should be made public.