Vermont AG’s office admits it blocked public records release based on requesters’ politics

By   /  April 7, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, News, Open Records, Power Abuse, Vermont  /  No Comments

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A lawsuit has revealed that the Vermont AG’s office chooses which public records requests to honor after Googling for political biases.

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Vermont lawmakers hope to stem ACO abuse of tax dollars seen in other states

By   /  March 31, 2017  /  Accountability, Health Care, Issues, News, Open Records, Power Abuse, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Vermont lawmakers are working to regulate Vermont’s accountable care organizations before the state relinquishes control of millions of federal dollars.

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Social Security whistleblower calls out agency, media in receiving award from journalists

By   /  March 31, 2017  /  Federal government, News, Open Records, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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The long-time Social Security Administration employee received the award at the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council’s 11th annual Openness Awards;

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Utah will likely have to reveal terms of its voluntary sales tax deal with Amazon

By   /  March 22, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Crony Capitalism, Economy, Mississippi, News, Open Records, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes, Transparency, Utah  /  No Comments

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Utah officials ruled that the state will have to reveal terms of its voluntary sales tax deal made with Amazon last week.

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No sunlight for Michigan party caucus meetings

By   /  March 20, 2017  /  Accountability, Michigan, News, Open Records, State Government, Transparency  /  No Comments

Party caucuses around the country and the world still operate by the Las Vegas rule: What happens in caucus stays in caucus.

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Justice Department sued over records in school choice investigation

By   /  March 17, 2017  /  Education, Federal government, News, Open Records, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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The DOJ is accused of failing to comply with a FOIA request related to an investigation of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program.

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