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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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D.C. Council approves charter school transparency measure

By   /  June 7, 2016  /  Accountability, Budget and Spending, District of Columbia, Education, News, Open Records, Transparency  /  No Comments

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In the wake of two charter schools coming under fire for allegedly misusing tax dollars…

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Social Security officials not answering questions about whistleblower retaliation

By   /  June 6, 2016  /  Accountability, Federal Government, National, News, Open Records, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“Unfortunately this is a tactic the (Obama) administration uses across the board,” the Senate committee source said.

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Did San Antonio council members reign in Spain?

By   /  June 6, 2016  /  News, Open Records, Texas  /  No Comments

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An overseas trade mission by members of the San Antonio City Council is taking flack from critics who say it skirted Texas’ open-meeting law.

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