Virginia reporters school state officials on open records laws

State officials in Virginia scrambling to keep documents from the press. The governor’s office directing an agency to misrepresent open records laws. Local reporters pushing back at agency flacks about how to interpret those laws. And a response to a big Freedom of Information Act request from a newspaper that exposed how it all went down behind the scenes.

That’s what readers got this week in a story by Patrick Wilson of The Virginian-Pilot. Continue…