(COLUMBIA, S.C.) -- Sen. John Scott, D-Columbia, blocked a bill in the state Senate that would have strengthened South Carolina's Freedom of Information law, the Post and Courier reports.
The bill would have lowered costs public agencies can charge for open-records requests, put a stop to the months-long wait for public information and forced agencies to make some records available for immediate inspection. Scott said he blocked the bill because he believed it hadn't been adequately reviewed after passing the House earlier in the session, the paper says.
A controversial amendment that would have lifted the exemption in state law that allows state lawmakers to keep their emails private was also at issue, according to the Post and Courier.
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