2017 was the third-busiest year ever for the Office of Open Records in terms of the number of Right-to-Know Law appeals filed. In addition, the appeals continued to grow in complexity, with more sophisticated arguments being made and more nuanced issues being presented in many cases.
Nearly two-thirds (63.5%) of all appeals filed in 2017 were filed by everyday citizens. They were followed by:
- Inmates, 18.4%
- Companies, 10.1%
- Media, 6.3%
- Government officials, 1.6%
This information is from the OOR’s 2017 Annual Report.