C. Scott Ananian

I got a response from Massachusetts that asks for \~$500 to redact various police grant applications. Before I pay (or hit the crowdfund button) — can anyone opine as to whether the price quoted is reasonable? Or should I appeal the cost determination? (If I appeal, it would be helpful to be able to point to similar requests that were fulfilled at lower cost.) Thanks.

Request at issue: https://www.muckrock.com/foi/massachusetts-1/2016-byrnes-jag-pass-through-grants-38864/?#file-139532

Jack R-W

In MA the cost for labour is the hourly salary of the lowest paid employee who can do the job, and according to a handout from the secretary of state $25 is the highest they can go. I think it would be worth double checking with them that they came up with the number the proper way. Source: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/pre/prepdf/guide.pdf