Vermont falls behind on disclosure of public records requests

The log of public records requests that Vermont law requires the administration to keep up to date went more than a year without updating.

As of Tuesday morning, the Department of Information and Innovation had not updated a log of requests made under the Vermont Public Records Act since March 2015. Additionally, it appears the Shumlin administration never sent an annual report detailing such requests that was due Jan. 15.

The log and the annual report to the Legislature are required under state law, according to the secretary of state’s office. Continue…