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Vermont AG candidates address Sorrell’s snub of public records law

By   /  July 11, 2016  /  First Amendment, Free Speech, News, Open Records, Politics & Elections, Power Abuse, Vermont  /  No Comments

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A lawsuit against Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell over a refusal to deliver public records has prompted different reactions from the two candidates seeking to replace him.

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Hillary Clinton has done a number on Freedom of Information

By   /  July 8, 2016  /  Accountability, Federal Government, National, News, Open Records, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Clinton’s troubles with transparency are epic, and counter to what President Barack Obama predicted would be the most transparent administration ever.

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Open government experts: UW System fails transparency test

By   /  June 28, 2016  /  Accountability, Budget and Spending, First Amendment, News, Open Records, State Budgets, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“The Regents need to be more forthcoming with information about important decisions and deliberations – and not just on budget matters. “

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Vermont Health Department concealing number of refugees with contagious TB

By   /  June 27, 2016  /  Accountability, Health Care, Issues, News, Open Records, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Epidemiologists at the Vermont Department of Health are concealing the number of refugees with contagious active tuberculosis disease nearly a month after Watchdog reported that more than one-third of Vermont’s resettled refugees test positive for TB.

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Ignoring the real scandal at the University of Texas

By   /  June 25, 2016  /  Accountability, Education, Federal Government, Judiciary, News, Open Records, Power Abuse, State Government, Texas  /  No Comments

The University of Texas' use of political favoritism in admissions is an aberrant practice, a new study finds.

The Supreme Court upheld affirmative action at the University of Texas in a 4-3 decision Thursday by openly ignoring the facts of the case. In his opinion for the majority, Justice Anthony Kennedy dismissed a bombshell report on admissions corruption at UT as mere “extrarecord materials” which “the Court properly declines to consider.” The excuse […]

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Vermont AG sued for withholding records on possible investigation of ‘climate change deniers’

By   /  June 16, 2016  /  Accountability, Energy and Environment, First Amendment, News, Open Records, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Vermont’s Attorney General is being sued for withholding public records related to a multi-state investigation of groups opposed to climate change policies.

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