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Family launches crowd-funding effort for pricey public records request fee from ISU

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — An eastern Idaho family has launched an online fundraising effort to help cover the estimated $1,200 cost to access public records about the Idaho State University president's residence. Rhonda and Eric D'Amico and their son Sam D'Amico filed a public record request for receipts and other documents showing how much the university spends to renovate and maintain the Servel House. The house is used as a residence for ISU's president, Arthur Vailas. The Idaho State Journal (http://bit.ly/1zNjVXu ) reports the D'Amico family launched a fundraising effort on the crowd-sourcing website Gofundme.com after ISU officials told them it would cost $1,235 to fill the request. The money will cover the expense of having a staffer collect the documents and other related costs. ISU officials have told the State Board of Education that the school spends $31,000 in annual maintenance, and that renovations costing $750,000 are needed.




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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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