Dispute over Christie travel records takes trip to court

By   /  July 25, 2014  /  New Jersey, Open Records, State Government  /  No Comments

GOV RUNS, BUT CAN'T HIDE: Chris Christie can't duck travel records dispute

By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog
Gov. Chris Christie’s lawyers won’t be allowed to escape a court date next week in a lawsuit brought by a New Jersey Watchdog reporter over records of the governor’s travel paid by outside organizations.
Judge Mary C. Jacobson denied the state’s request Thursday to reschedule or consolidate the case with other public [...]

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NC State rejects public records requests, cites professors’ ‘private’ work

By   /  July 24, 2014  /  News, North Carolina, Open Records  /  No Comments

SECRET: Robert Handfield's NCSU emails won't be made public.

North Carolina State University officials denied two requests for public records about work performed by professors, claiming state law allows them to withhold the documents because the employees’ work was conducted in their roles as private consultants.

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McAuliffe makes time for fundraisers, but not to respond on immigration

By   /  July 24, 2014  /  News, Open Records, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

AP file photo

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has yet to respond to any questions as to how he’ll address the border crisis that’s affecting Virginia. He has too many things on his plate.

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Open data pioneer: ‘I didn’t ask Congress, I just did it’

By   /  July 21, 2014  /  Accountability, Ethics, News, Open Records, Transparency, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo Credit: Daniel X. O'Neil

Waldo Jaquith didn’t set out to be a pioneer of government accountability. But after years of experimenting with government data for fun, the director of the U.S. Open Data Institute and creator of Ethics.gov finds himself at the forefront of a transparency revolution.

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NJ Watchdog sues Christie for travel expense records

By   /  July 15, 2014  /  New Jersey, News, Open Records, State Government  /  No Comments

WHAT REFORM? Gov. Chris Christie tries to avoid public disclosure of his travel expenses

As Chris Christie eyes a run for the White House in 2016, he’s en route to becoming the most prolific traveler in the history of New Jersey governors.

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Christie tries to fly above New Jersey travel rules

By   /  June 18, 2014  /  New Jersey, News, Open Records  /  No Comments

Gov. Chris Christie claims records of his travels are none of the public's business

By Mark Lagerkvist │ New Jersey Watchdog

Is Gov. Chris Christie above the state travel rules that govern all other New Jersey officials?

That’s what the governor’s lawyers are arguing in response to a public records lawsuit filed by a New Jersey Watchdog reporter in Mercer County Superior Court.

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