Attorney General Jack Conway recently claimed that Kentucky Retirement Systems violated the Kentucky Open Records Act when it refused to release records pertaining to its payroll.

The reason given: the request was “unduly burdensome”.

Yikes.  Is it too burdensome to know how taxpayer dollars are being spent? Surely not.

The Kentucky Open Records Act is a great tool but stories like this show that we have a long way to go before we have true transparency in Kentucky.