The Associated Press looked at the federal government's 2014 Freedom of Information Act data, released on Tuesday, and wasn't impressed. For the second consecutive year, AP said, the Obama administration "more often than ever censored government files or outright denied access to them," took longer to hand them over, and more regularly said it couldn't find requested records.
Part of this may be that, as AP concedes, "citizens, journalists, businesses, and others made a record 714,231 requests for information" to 100 federal agencies, costing the government a record $434 million to try and keep up. And it still didn't keep up: More than 200,000 requests remained unanswer...
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