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In a story in Saturday's paper, Kay Nguyen tried an old reporter stand-by. She filed a FOIA request with the city of Aberdeen for FOIA requests they've received. FOIA is the Freedom of Information Act. Anyone can file a FOIA request with local, state...
Editor's note: This article is part of a weeklong series for Sunshine Week, which highlights the importance of transparent government. Articles about public information run through Sunday. Look at City Attorney Adam Altman's desk, which has...
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has been taking a deserved beating from the state's newspapers and other good-government advocates for ill-considered reforms that have stripped the nine so-called watchdog agencies — including the freedom of information,...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government, led by the Pentagon and CIA, censored in the name of national security files that the public requested last year under the Freedom of Information Act more often than at any time since President Barack Obama...
With the start of Sunshine Week, it's interesting to see how the federal government is dealing with public requests for information. The good news is that the Obama administration is receiving more requests for information than ever before from...
We chastised the Danville-Boyle County Economic Development Partnership in these pages recently, so we are compelled to also give credit where it is due. The EDP board of directors should be applauded for agreeing last week to abide by the spirit of the...
Sun SentinelBoynton Beach kicked off its political season with its first candidate forum on Wednesday. The forum was hosted by the Chamber of Commerce and held at the Women’s Club. Each of the candidates for the Mayor, District 1, District 3 and District 4...
Tags: Government, Religion and Belief, Values, Justice System, Ethics
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE — Good morning and happy Thursday. Here are the top stories we're reading this morning. * The Sun Sentinel looks at the overhaul proposed for Citizens. * The Orlando Sentinel writes that lawmakers are hopeful that the state will...
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli decided to buck long-standing tradition by not giving up his office while he runs for governor. Cuccinelli's decision to stay in office has been widely panned, especially by those who have given up the post to run for...
It has been a bad legislative session for those who value open government in South Dakota. When the Legislature had the chance to make police records and booking photos open records, they said no. When the Legislature had the chance to repeal the...
Tags: Charlie Hoffman, Google+, Dennis Daugaard
Open government advocates were dealt several blows by the South Dakota Legislature last week, but there is still room for progress. Gov. Dennis Daugaard, a consistent supporter of open government, and Attorney General Marty Jackley convened an open...
The Hartford CourantPrepare for weeks of talk about the state's deteriorating finances as Gov. Dannel begins another unhappy chapter of the tale of declining fortunes. The problem is that state government spends more than is produced by the array of taxes it imposes. The...
Mar 16, 2013 |Story| Aberdeen News
Mar 15, 2013 |Story| Aberdeen News
Mar 12, 2013 |Story| Hartford Courant
Mar 11, 2013 |Story| Petoskey News
Mar 11, 2013 |Story| Daily American
Feb 26, 2013 |Story| AM News
Feb 13, 2013 |Story| South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Feb 7, 2013 | Orlando Sentinel
Feb 7, 2013 | Daily Press
Feb 2, 2013 |Story| Aberdeen News
Jan 27, 2013 |Story| Aberdeen News
Jan 25, 2013 |Column| Hartford Courant
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