Some Texas open records now closed in wake of state Supreme Court ruling

By   /  July 30, 2015  /  News, Open Records, Texas, Transparency  /  No Comments

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By Steve Miller | Texas Watchdog
An economic development group in Fort Bend County is no longer subject to the state’s open records law in the wake of a game-changing state Supreme Court ruling in June.
The Texas Attorney General Office’s open records division has ruled the Greater Fort Bend Economic Development Council is not a public body, reversing […]

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Colorado senator says he has no records on his lobbyist-written elderly care bill

By   /  July 24, 2015  /  Accountability, Colorado, News, Open Records, State Government  /  No Comments

Photo By Arthur Kane

The state senator who carried a lobbyist-written bill this session on elderly care changes contends he has no records about his interaction with special-interest lobbyists on the topic, highlighting what critics say is a major problem in legislative transparency.

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No one protects Gov. Christie from himself, despite costly security

By   /  July 16, 2015  /  New Jersey, Open Records, Politics, Politics & Elections, Transparency  /  No Comments

Governor's Office/Tim Larsen

State troopers guard Chris Christie as he travels the nation to run for president, yet no one seems able to protect the governor from his own choices.

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Left’s loud transparency defenders silent on secret John Doe

By   /  July 13, 2015  /  Accountability, Commentary, First Amendment, Open Records, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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And where was Barca and his left-leaning pals after each horrifying revelation of partisan prosecutors pushing extreme raids on the homes of Wisconsin citizens who have never been charged with any wrongdoing

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Legislative letter concocted to skirt RFP process, expedite money to Lake Champlain Chamber

By   /  July 10, 2015  /  Accountability, Issues, Misuse of funds, News, Open Records, Transparency, Vermont  /  No Comments

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A letter of legislative intent being used to justify a $100,000 no-bid award given to the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce was conceived by Vermont’s commerce secretary and the chamber president to skirt a request-for-proposal process and expedite funds.

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Colorado school district denies disciplinary records of cafeteria worker

By   /  July 1, 2015  /  Colorado, News, Open Records  /  No Comments

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Cherry Creek Schools are refusing to release disciplinary records for a food service employee who said she was fired because she gave free food to children who couldn’t afford to pay for school lunch.

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