Government transparency doesn't always come cheap. A new report from the good government group Reinvent Albany found that individuals or organizations who go to court over FOIL requests do not always get their attorney fees reimbursed- even when the judge rules in their favor. This comes as advocates push for the governor to sign a bill to require courts to award attorney fees in cases when there was no valid reason for denying the original records request. Reinvent Albany's Alex Camarda explains.
Bill would make it easier for FOIL filers to receive attorney fees
By Capital Tonight Staff | December 5, 2017 @7:51 PM