HUD backs millions in loans on projects worth a fraction of the debt

By   /  February 3, 2016  /  Accountability, Colorado, Federal Government, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, News, North Carolina, Ohio, Open Records, Taxes, Washington  /  No Comments

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Despite a warning from its economist, HUD went forward with a loan guarantee for an upscale retirement development that defaulted, leaving taxpayers on the hook for nearly $50 million.

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GAB’s John Doe secrets could soon be released to the public

By   /  January 28, 2016  /  Accountability, News, Open Records, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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The plaintiffs’ attorneys have said some of the internal communications to be released could prove embarrassing to an agency that has vehemently disputed the charges against it.

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Lawmaker takes one more try at records request with reluctant GAB

By   /  January 27, 2016  /  Accountability, News, Open Records, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“Given extensive recent media coverage concerning the importance of transparency by government, it is my hope you comply fully and without additional delay,” Craig wrote

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Lawmaker drafts bill to open court records

By   /  January 26, 2016  /  Accountability, Colorado, Judiciary, News, Open Records, Power Abuse, State Government  /  No Comments

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State courts exempted themselves from open records requirements in 2012 but now a lawmaker has a draft bill that would require transparency.

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Schimel says decision coming soon on open records complaint against GAB

By   /  January 22, 2016  /  Accountability, News, Open Records, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Attorney General Brad Schimel says he expects to decide soon on an open records complaint against the state Government Accountability Board.

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Lawmaker wants ‘air ball’ police WIAA to open its records to the public

By   /  January 21, 2016  /  News, Open Records, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“This is political correctness run amok,” said state Rep. John Nygren

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