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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...
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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...
It's not often we can applaud an elected official for his devotion to transparency and openness, so we jump at any chance to do so. Today we applaud Boyle County Judge-Executive Harold McKinney. McKinney walked away from a meeting of the Economic...
firstname.lastname@example.orgSPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- State lawmakers didn't get to it last year and it could have serious repercussions this year. Government blueprints, security procedures, and even response plans are now public information in Missouri. After the 9/11 terrorists'...
With money available from a delayed project, Winchester Police Chief Kevin Palmer is looking to initiate a new plan involving the possible purchase and installation of cameras at intersections around Winchester. The Winchester Board of Commissioners...
email@example.comWarren Lanham, a longtime local law enforcement officer, has been dismissed from the Boyle County Sheriff’s Department after a grand jury questioned his police work and requested an investigation. Sheriff Marty Elliott first suspended and then...
Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against Charlevoix County In March, a circuit court judge ordered Charlevoix County officials to release a pair of emails previously wrongfully denied to the Petoskey News-Review under the Michigan Freedom of...
Jessamine judge denies county attorney summary judgment on open-records violation; Woods to get firstname.lastname@example.orgFollowing Jessamine County Circuit Court Judge Hunter Daugherty’s recommendation, the county attorney’s office has conceded to a request by former EMS employee Andrew Wood for several documents surrounding his lawsuit and others that are...
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The Hartford CourantThe names and addresses of about 170,000 handgun permit holders in Connecticut, now kept confidential by law, could be made public under a proposed bill that pits gun owners against would-be reformers in the aftermath of the Dec. 14 Newtown school...
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekGood Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Another weekend is upon us. And if you live here in the Seat of Government, it's shaping up to be a rainy one. So batten down the hatches, bust out some board games and get......
Watchdog with Paul MuschickToday's Watchdog column highlights yet another battle for information between a citizen and her government. In this case, the citizen won, sort of, by using the state Right-to-Know Law. Here's how to use it to your advantage. Marguerite Fredericks of........
Feb 2, 2013 |Story| Aberdeen News
Jan 27, 2013 |Story| Aberdeen News
Jan 25, 2013 |Column| Hartford Courant
Jan 20, 2013 |Story| AM News
Jan 11, 2013 |Story| KY3-TV
Jan 9, 2013 |Story| Winchester Sun
Dec 14, 2012 |Story| AM News
Dec 31, 2012 |Story| Petoskey News
Dec 5, 2012 |Story| Jessamine Journal
Jan 3, 2013 |Story| Hartford Courant
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