Open Records -

New docs show GAB spent more than 2,500 hours on John Doe probe

By   /  April 21, 2016  /  Accountability, Free Speech, News, Open Records, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

AP file photo

The documented time amounts to $107,715.08 spent on the specialized labor between 2013 and 2015

Read More →

City asks law firm to represent it in open records investigation

By   /  April 14, 2016  /  Accountability, Colorado, News, Open Records  /  No Comments

Photo Courtesy Denver City Youtube video

The Denver City attorney’s office is under a prosecutor’s review to determine if officials illegally withheld records from a Denver television reporter and now taxpayers may have to fund an outside law firm to deal with the issue.

Read More →

Poll: Mississippians support civil asset forfeiture reform

By   /  April 12, 2016  /  Accountability, Legislature, Mississippi, Open Records, State Government  /  No Comments

Photo by Steve Wilson

Civil asset forfeiture reform in Mississippi is supported by a large majority of citizens according to a poll released this week.

Read More →

A new option to force judicial branch to abide by open records laws?

By   /  April 12, 2016  /  Accountability, Colorado, Judiciary, News, Open Records, State Government  /  No Comments

Photo By Arthur Kane

After a bill that would have put the judicial branch back under open records laws died last week, some prominent transparency advocates are looking toward a ballot issue in 2018.

Read More →

Denver continues spending on jail abuse case with little to show for it

By   /  April 7, 2016  /  Accountability, Colorado, News, Open Records, Taxes  /  No Comments

Photo Courtesy Denver City Attorney website

Not only did city taxpayers pay a staffer on administrative leave $200,000, the city spent additional resources for outside attorneys to investigate his conduct.

Read More →

Denver overtime costs soar; one employee made $100K extra in 2015

By   /  March 25, 2016  /  Colorado, Jobs + Growth, Labor, News, Open Records, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy Wikimedia

Overtime costs in Denver went up by $9 million last year, including employees who made more than their regular salary in overtime and one employee who in three years made nearly enough to buy the median Denver house.

Read More →