(KCPW News) There’s no question that interest in public records is on the rise in Utah, with state lawmakers drawing swift and sharp criticism earlier this year for attempting to make them more difficult to access. Since 2007, one local website has made public data, and especially public salaries, much easier to access: UtahsRight.com. It’s managed by Tony Semerad, Computer Assisted Reporting Editor for the Salt Lake Tribune. KCPW’s Jeff Robinson caught up with him to discuss what UtahsRight.com does for citizens, starting with the name of the website.
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