Lafayette County tables resolution regulating release of water quality information

A resolution that would punish anyone who edits before publishing a news release about water conservation has been watered down and tabled after two Lafayette County meetings on Tuesday.

“Under no circumstances is the media allowed to glean information and selectively report it in order to interpret the results for their own means,” the original resolution stated. “Violators will be prosecuted.”

The resolution brought criticism from open government advocates and got attention from national media outlets.

Details of the outcome from Tuesday’s meetings are available here.