BREAKING NEWS - Missouri governor Parson vetoes bill that would have limited access to public record
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Friday vetoed a wide-ranging bill that would have limited public access to certain government records.
Among other things, the measure would have allowed Missouri government agencies to close off public access to people's addresses and phone numbers provided for mailing lists.
More broadly, the bill would give a 30-day deadline for people to pay once they receive a bill for the estimated cost to get public records, although requests could be resubmitted.
In a letter to lawmakers, Parson wrote that a recent Missouri Supreme Court ruling prevents government agencies from conditioning "provision of a date and time for inspection of open records on payment of a fee."