UTA steps back from claim Tribune story was criminal

Column from Salt Lake Tribune:

In the wake of the Utah Legislature’s failed attempt to gut the state’s public records access law — the Government Records Access Management Act, or GRAMA — the news media often have been under attack from politicians, legislators and government bureaucrats.
But the taxpayer-funded Utah Transit Authority may have struck a new low, or a new high, depending on your point of view. The agency filed a brief with the State Records Committee that claimed The Salt Lake Tribune committed a criminal act for, well, doing its job.
The Tribune and UTA are in a battle before the State Records Committee over the newspaper’s attempt to obtain crime statistics under GRAMA.