Kansas newspaper charged $3K for records request

To finish an open records request, the Department for Children and Families told The Topeka Capital-Journal the newspaper would have to pay almost $3,000, a fee criticized by government transparency advocates.

On Dec. 8, a Capital-Journal reporter requested two days worth of incoming and outgoing emails from six DCF officials. On Tuesday evening, DCF asked for $2,855 for 2,400 emails and more than two days worth of staff time.

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