Texas AG cuts off email for public records filings

From Texas Watchdog:

The state Attorney General’s open records division launches an online appeals system in February, which will require parties to cough up $30 if they want to use the system to respond to a government body’s appeal of an open records request.

The office says it will no longer accept challenges to public information requests or responses via fax or email beginning in January. Taxpayers, who used to be able to use email, will now have to pay postage fees if they want to go around the online system. Looming service cutbacks and price increases at the U.S. Postal Service impose even more cost and delay on the public’s quest for its own information.