Utah Democrats pay for records they claim should be public

From The Daily Herald:

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Democrats are making one final push to get the government records that were used in last year's redistricting process.

After being denied once by the Legislature on their request to obtain the records without cost, the Democratic Party decided to pay the $5,000 fee requested by Legislative staff for the records to be processed. Democrats argued, though, that the records are an interest to the public and they should be made available to the public for free.