Utah Legislature needs to release public records

Opinion from Deseret News editorial:

The Utah Legislature's refusal to release records it agrees are public without recouping the expense of compiling the documents is a bad decision that cheapens the state's commitment to open government.
The records in question detail the deliberations involved during the recent redistricting process, in which four Congressional precincts were drawn. Public interest groups, news organizations and the state Democratic Party have petitioned for full release of the documents, but the state has refused until someone pays the $14,250 the state claims it cost to produce the records.