Montana seeks to limit the destruction of public records

ShredGovernment records and their availability to the public are topics that seem like they should be straightforward, but are often bogged down in various conflicts of interest. Oftentimes, these involve an organization or governmental body fielding a request in an obstructively slow or complex way, but sometimes there’s a more fundamental barrier: the records don’t exist. Sometimes they were never kept in the first place, but other times they’ve been destroyed. [Continue reading]